Fighting Horse Boredom With Special Housing

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Practical adaptations and alternatives to traditional stabling methods

As a horse owner, if you find yourself wondering about your stabled companion’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. Equestrians are opening their minds, some even their stall doors, leaving behind traditional single-horse stabling in favor of more natural options such as group housing and track paddocks.

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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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