Poll Recap: Drylots for Horses

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they use drylots to help manage their horses’ weight.

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Is your horse an easy keeper? Does he seem to gain weight just by looking at a lush green pasture? For some horses, packing on the pounds isn’t an issue. Keeping them at a healthy weight, however, tends to take some effort. In some instances, a dry lot (paddock without grass) can be beneficial to them.

In last week’s poll, we asked our readers if they have a dry lot on their property to help manage their horses’ weights during the spring and summer. More than 550 people responded, and we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 579 respondents, 443 (77%) said they do have a dry lot they utilize during the spring and summer, while the remaining 136 respondents (23%) said they do not

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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