Landscaping improves the look of your stables and increases the value of your property larly appealing for nesting and perching.
If you design these features into your stables you will avoid the necessity of having to constantly clean bird droppings off walls, floors, feed bins and the backs of your horses. Happy horses Stables are not meant to be places of solitary confinement for horses.
Through ignorance or neglect the care and housing of horses is sometimes substandard and this has disastrous consequences for horses.
Lack of attention to hygiene results in odour and the breeding of flies and rodents and can result in complaints by neighbours to your local council.
All stables should have plenty of natural light and ventilation and the horses who live there should be able to see and communicate with each other.
Horses are herd animals and should not be kept in a stable without the company of another living being, preferably another horse which they can see and touch.
Historically, horses are plainsdwelling, flight animals who, when threatened, seek open spaces in order to feel safe – they do not seek the protection of a forest or dense stand of trees.
The stables of domesticated horses represent an unsafe forested environment and horses can experience real stress when forcibly confined to four walls and a roof.
Some horses never feel comfortable in a stable and others develop stable vices due to both the stress of confinement and as a replacement activity for grazing.
Horses in nature graze for sixteen or more hours a day, a far cry from the two or three meals a day they are offered in the confinement of a stable so to provide a more natural environment for stabled horses, allow them time each day to run and play and graze.
Stables are hard to move if you make a mistake so get it right at the planning stage and you and your horses will enjoy the benefits of your dream stables for years to come.
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