Originally Posted by Darrin
You have to be careful not to make your wall to stiff, you want it to flex but not give. Reinforce it to much and your mare might as well be kicking a concrete wall and get injured. Have you considered hanging stall mats on the wall? Those will cushion the blow and prevent her from going through the wall.
Personally I wont have that type of horse on my property and would sell her but that's me. Dad taught me with cows to cull out the obnoxious, difficult and ones that refuse to stay in the fence line for a more harmonious herd. The theory works well with horses too.
That's a good idea, and I've seen a few stables like that too! Don't know why I didn't think of that. :p Thank you. LOL.
Going to the tack shop on the way home to order some mats!
I would, but she's a my state barrel horse. The one thing I won't take is cribbing. If I go to look at a horse and their stall is all cribbed to death then I'll go look at another.
My two cents -
It's not abuse - a smart horse is learns it is only hurting itself.
The hobbles didn't hurt the horse, the fact that it was kicking did.
Kicking through wood is bad enough but kicking through tin is worse.
Well hun that's your opinion; we all have one.
She isn't kicking through tin.
The horse wouldn't have gotten hurt and unable to ride if the hobbles hadn't been used so I don't see how you think that.
Originally Posted by amp23
You should be trying to fix the problem of her kicking, not only reinforcing the wall to keep her from kicking through it. Do you know why exactly she kicks? I also would not tolerate having a kicker and I don't think hobbles are abuse at all.
She kicks because she is bored, and I said that in the very first post.
And like I said its my opinion, and how I feel towards hobbling.