Horses can be kept perfectly well all year round in a pasture. It is important, however, to provide a sufficiently comfortable shelter. This shelter must be freely accessible, so that the animals can protect themselves at all times against rain, sun and wind. In this blog we discuss the most important regulations which a horse shelter must comply with.

Horses are perfectly suited by nature to living outdoors. They love freedom and withstand cold temperatures outside perfectly. A shelter is nevertheless an absolute necessity in a paddock. A shelter must protect animals against rain, hail and wind, but also against the sun. Poor stable design can lead to injury or respiratory problems.

  • Simple shelter design

Outdoor stables have a very simple design: three walls and a roof are legally sufficient, if there is one large open side. This open side must not face the prevailing wind. See more information about the De Sutter Naturally shelters. Our shelters are designed with maximum protection for horses in mind, as well as comfortable living.

  • A dry lying area at all times

It is important that the lying area for the animals always remains dry. There should also be enough lying space so that all horses in the pasture can take shelter at the same time. The dimensions of the shelter must therefore be adapted to the number of horses in the meadow.

  • Stimulate movement

Best is also the feeding area covered. To encourage the horses to move around, it is best to place the feeding and drinking trough in a different location than the shelter. To keep horses healthy, it is important that they can exercise about sixteen hours a day.

The free shelter guide

The free shelter guide

Outdoor animals, shelters, well-being & comfort - they are inextricably linked.

We would like to help you on your way with this free guide full of useful tips and facts to protect your beloved animals in the best possible way

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