Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I've been there! When Nelson was on stall rest, he was fine and happy, quiet and calm when the rest of the herd was in with him for the night, but when it came time for the herd to get turned out for the day, he blew a gasket and had a very difficult time dealing with being left in his stall all day, alone.
What helped him adjust, was having some friends say in with him, in the stalls on either side of him. That helped - but you're already doing that.
I wouldn't go against what the vet says, but I am sure you can find creative ways to help your baby get adjusted. You're already doing lots of great things for her! Maybe spend more time with her, grooming her and just spending time with her.
You can try Likits? Uncle Jimmy's Hanging Balls - lol, I love the name. Jolly Balls? Maybe a Radio? What I used to do for my baby, was putting a small tire, a motorcycle tire that belonged to my Kawasaki Dirt Bike, in his paddock, where I would put apple bits or carrot bits inside of it. He would spend time playing with the tire, and trying to get his munchies out of it, but I am not sure if that'll work out with your lovie being in a smaller space?