hello all… .looking for my mare’s follow up barn after she recovers from her suspensory injury (she is at a layup barn for a few months), and half of me feels like my expectations are realistic and half of me feels like im being crazy… someone talk me down?
is it nuts to want private turn out? vs turn out in a small quiet group? she will be retired after this, and is in her 20s, and although i dont want to limit her social interaction, she is on the lower end of the social ladder and has come in with more bumps and bruises during recent years when she has been in group turn out. when we were actively showing and she was in solo turnout she seemed perfectly happy and we didnt seem to run into that. i just feel it would be safer after all of this, but dont know what is recommended after a suspensory is fully rehabbed… need to also ask my vet
round bales… something im really trying to stay away from in pastures. i would pay double to have a barn throw square bales in the field, but it seems more and more people are giving round bales during the winter. maybe im misinformed but i would like to stay away from round bales (for health reasons for my horse and personal preferences)
i guess i just want to make sure im not ruling out good places based on these “must haves” of mine
thanks in advance