11-15-2008, 03:22 AM
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I leave the ones I am not showing outside with a run in shed. The only ones who stay inside are either being shown or are in heavy training, but they spend at least half the day outside.
As far as the one who kicks and tears the gate down to get out. The easiest way to teach them to stay in a stall is to take them in and leave their halter and lead rope on them and stay with them (if they do not get dangerous) for a few minutes. Do this everyday and the try to progress to being able to leave the stall for a few minutes, if he starts freaking out, let him out. But be slow, take the time and progress him and eventually he will stay in a stall, this way just in case you need to be able to stall him ever, you know you will be able to.