Unpopular opinion: Not all horses can cope with turnout

menagerieofchaos:

dressageworkingstudent:

I firmly believe that not all horses can cope with turnout. I looooove turning horses out and wish that I could put every single one outside all the time but there are some horses who are simply not safe outside and there are some that simply don’t enjoy it.

One horse at our barn HATES being…

100% disagree

It’s completely in their nature to need turn out and they’ve not been domesticated out of that.

For a horse that is that bad when turned out, I would pose a few questions. 1) What is his turn out paddock like? and 2) How many other horses is he turned out with?

Generally, the only horses that act up when turned out are turned out into smaller paddocks with little to no grass and no friends. If they are running, they need MORE turn out, not less. 

At my barn (of around 80 horses and plenty are coming and going), there is only one horse that acts up when he’s turned out and that’s because he turned out into a small dirt paddock with no friends every single time. If it rains, he gets no turn out. If a new horse is situated next to his paddock, he gets no turn out. Even then, his turn out is about 6-8 hours on less than an acre. It’s not healthy and his entire attitude reflects it.

The horses with 100% turn out are much happier, much healthier, and have much better attitudes. If I had a horse unhappy with turn out, I would fix the turn out. 

Yes all horses need turn out.

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Hotel Monaco, picture doesn’t do it justice. The hallways are stellar. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland

Hotel Monaco, picture doesn’t do it justice. The hallways are stellar. Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland

Waiting to be put on the big rig to head into the city. Making good use of the round pen at Capital Challenge

destroyedforcomfort:

blackfootbeauty:

oliasis:

notyour-sidekick:

kleenexwoman:

did-you-kno:

Source

I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now



That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

omg

destroyedforcomfort:

blackfootbeauty:

oliasis:

notyour-sidekick:

kleenexwoman:

did-you-kno:

Source

I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now

That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 

omg

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taking—flightx:

From Azzy’s first time bridleless a few years ago…yeah she’s pretty perfect💁💕 #horsesofinstagram #bridleless #jumping #threefootthree

taking—flightx:

From Azzy’s first time bridleless a few years ago…yeah she’s pretty perfect💁💕 #horsesofinstagram #bridleless #jumping #threefootthree