Pacing The Fence
Starting late this afternoon, I looked out the window and saw my 8yr old tb mare pacing the fenceline. She is walking back and fourth, probably about 50ft before she turns back each time.
I went out to see if I could figure out what she seems so anxious about and noticed that as she is pacing, she is also touching the fenceline with her nose as she is walking back and fourth. When she saw me out there, she came straight to me. I pet her and tried to talk to her to calm her down.
She has plenty of hay and water out with her. She is also out there with my 4yr old tb mare who seems perfectly relaxed just eating the hay.
When I talk to my 8 yr old (Samra) she seems to relax a bit and goes back to eating her hay, bossing around the younger mare, and being her usual self. After 5-10 minutes she goes back to walking the fenceline.
We moved about a week and a half ago so its a newer environment but they adjusted very quickly and easily and never showed any signs of nervousness or upset.
Not sure if this could have anything to do with it, but both mares also just came into their first heat of the season and are both making it very obvious.
Sorry that seemed like rambling. Any ideas why she could be pacing or things I could try to get her to relax?
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Last edited by loveyourhorse; 04-08-2012 at 08:58 PM.