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How is it determined which horses stay in the barn at night and which stay outside? - MarySue in Dunellen, NJ

Some horses have medical problems and need to be watched more closely, or get medication. In a barn stall, weíre kind of a captive audience. Chasing horses in pastures to give meds isnít fun for the humans, although we might find it a bit funny. But most importantly, those in the barn are older and are receiving additional and specialized meals - we want them nearby to make sure they always get what they need. Sometimes horses in the barn are recovering from some kind of illness, too. Also, some horses really donít like the confinement of the barn - they are much happier outside and do great!


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