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Group Housing: 21st Century Horse Management

December 2013 by Jane Myers

A German company has used science to improve the lifestyle of domestic horses with priority given to developing a system which is enriching for the horse. For those of you who have not heard of 'group housing systems', put simply, they are fully automated systems that, as their name suggests, allow horses to be kept in groups whilst at the same time catering for individual feeding regimes.

Jane Myers from was invited to visit the headquarters of HIT (Aktive Stables) in Germany and also had the chance to look round a working example of this system in Sweden, and in this article explains how it works.