four large foaling stalls with rubber mats, deep straw bedding and monitoring cameras. barn includes a large feed room and staff quarters. The horses spend most of their time outside in the pastures. Two large pastures span the front of the property and generally contain the farms broodmares or mares with older foals at their sides. On either side of the barn are four paddocks that are used for isolation, late term confined grazing and young foal turn out.
More frequent forage feedings for group-housed horses could lead to a balance between feeding and resting. -So basically, you can keep horses inside and out of the rain/night without the stress and negative side effects of single-horse stalling; so long as you make sure group housed horses always have plenty of hay, water and room to get around and out of each other's way, aggression between horses will be very low- about the same amount expressed in the pasture. Sounds great to me! :)