Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Over a fence is not good enough!
My youngster was out on his own for 4 weeks at his new stables because there wasnt space in the mixed paddocks. He was able to talk over the fence with the others.
He still went frantic, started pacing up and down the fence lines, stopped eating all his hay, started box walking at night, became difficult to ride because he was so het up. They need to be able to touch each other, and at a young age to be able to play and have fun with each other. Now he is in a mixed paddock with 2 other young horses and in just 1 day he has relaxed right off. He is a much much happier and a far more settled horse!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT