Life in the broom cupboard

Stabling

Ethologist Victor Ros Pueo tells us, “Horses are large social non-ruminant grazing ungulates of the open plains….”. This photo is from Good Horsemanship’s Facebook page; it demonstrates in this photo how the domestic horse’s housing can compromise their ethogram – a space which in human terms probably equates to a broom cupboard, not an open plain to be seen and no opportunities for grazing or socialising. Most people keep their horse in some form of stabling for at least part of the year. What are your favourite ideas for increasing time outside the stable, or making time in the stable more bearable?

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