Reply To: Tis the season for very fit and very bored horses..

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Long-lining thru any dressage test/reining pattern. Beach rides/hacks when driving/footing conditions permit (and the windchill is a tad better than 40 below). Less grain (not an option for ALL horses), free choice hay, maximum turn-out, stall toys, rotate turn-out paddocks on occasion if possible (same friends, just a different view).

These activities work for me but I board at home and fully realize many boarding facilities are limited in what they can offer in terms of diversity.

I have elders that live out 24/7 and have a completely different set of issues so can’t offer anything of real substance and solution.

Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.