Per­ma­nent Turnout…

Horse & Rider - - Practice Pen -

…is na­ture’s way of pro­mot­ing cir­cu­la­tion, hoof health, and a ba­sic level of fit­ness. Turnout is es­pe­cially use­ful for older horses that can get stiff and creaky when con­fined in a stall. Be­ing turned out with com­pat­i­ble pas­ture- mates is the ideal, ben­e­fit­ting your old­ster’s men­tal as well as phys­i­cal health. Think of turnout as the per­fect ad­junct to— rather than as a sub­sti­tute for— other forms of ex­er­cise.

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