Natural horse management

This interesting study by Lea Brinkmann  found that domesticated ponies have retained the ability to adapt to harsh winter conditions like their wild ancestors, so “year-round outdoor housing can be an adequate housing system for robust ponies….however, despite the adaption ability, it is essential to provide adequate food and to carefully inspect body conditions when domestic ponies are housed outdoors year-round to counteract possible welfare problems.”

http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=19919&src=VW

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