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Housing Options to Combat Horse Boredom

Our sources discuss practical adaptations and alternatives to traditional horse stabling methods, such as group housing and track paddocks.
Stable Management Extra: Housing Options to Combat Horse Boredom

If you find yourself wondering about your stabled horse’s happiness, you’re not alone. In recent years scientists have likewise pondered and investigated domestic horses’ physical and mental welfare. New research highlighting the benefits of accommodating horses’ genetically ingrained needs is booming, and we are listening.

In this volume of Stable Management Extra, our sources explain how we might leave behind traditional single-horse stabling in favor of more natural options such as group housing and track paddocks. 

  • How to assess your horse’s welfare
  • Enrichment options in stalls
  • Setting up a track paddock

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucile Vigouroux
Lucile Vigouroux holds a master’s degree in Equine Performance, Health, and Welfare from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and an equine veterinary assistant certification from AAEVT. She is a New-York-based freelance author with a passion for equine health and veterinary care. A Magnawave-certified practitioner, Lucile also runs a small equine PEMF therapy business. Her lifelong love of horses motivated her to adopt her college care horse, Claire, upon graduation.

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