Stall Walking - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By spirit88
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,277
• Horses: 4
Stall Walking

We have a teeny mini at our rescue who has the obnoxious habit of pacing in her stall. She just walks laps around her stall, if there's food she'll grab a bite and keep walking.
She has many issues, she has more teeth than mouth and the vet is regularly removing some a bit at a time. I'm also fairly certain she's dwarfed or has some other issues - she is pretty inbred :(

What are some causes of stall walking? She's turned out all day and only stalled at night. We've tried opening her stall into the aisle in front of her stall so she can play with our shetland pony over her stall door, but she just paces the aisle and her stall together. She just doesn't stop moving! She's pretty underweight and she can only eat food soaked and soft (no regular hay) so it's getting hard to keep her weight up with her chronic pacing. Is there anything we can do?
PunksTank is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 10:13 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: canada
Posts: 682
• Horses: 3
Why does she have to be locked in a stall?
Posted via Mobile Device
Lins is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,277
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lins View Post
Why does she have to be locked in a stall?
Posted via Mobile Device
They all come in at night for several reasons, the weather (currently snow deeper than she is tall), animal predators, we border the town forest, we are also a rescue with a number of retired broken old horses that do best stalled at night - we also have teenagers in the neighborhood - I prefer the horses to be locked into safely.

She's also not much better outside, but her mini friend squawks at her when she bumps into her so she'll stop.

Last edited by PunksTank; 03-19-2013 at 10:21 AM.
PunksTank is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
Could try hanging one of those likit treats see if that would keep her from pacing.
PunksTank likes this.

Last edited by spirit88; 03-19-2013 at 11:09 AM. Reason: spelling error
spirit88 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,277
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by spirit88 View Post
Could try hanging on of those likit treats see if that would keep her from pacing.
That's a great idea! Thank you!! I'll try it :)
PunksTank is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:15 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,627
• Horses: 0
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by PunksTank View Post
That's a great idea! Thank you!! I'll try it :)
Hope it works for her trick is finding a flavor she really likes.
spirit88 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,274
• Horses: 0
My coaches horse is a stall pacer. Nothing will stop it. We ended up having to set her stall up so we could make it a straight stall when she was inside and people are around. When we leave at night we will take the partition down and let her have the box. She only seems to really do it when people are around. She does do it through the night but not as bad.

Stall pacing is more then annoying. Its actually really hard on their bodies. My coaches mare needs chiro adjustments on a regular basis as she has her body pretty twisted from doing laps. She will grab a bite of hay and continue lapping.

BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
NBEventer is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 03-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 3,888
• Horses: 2
Do you have a big stall where you could put her and another mini together?

That's what we do with a pair of ponies that are basically mini-sized. The one just can't handle being "alone", she's perfectly fine as long as another equine or a human is with her, so we gave up trying to "fix" her and the two have a 14x14 stall with an approx. 14x28 run attached to share.
Delfina is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Walking UNDER your horse Kawairashii Ichigo Horse Training 60 04-27-2013 10:48 PM
Walking away jillybean19 Horse Training 13 01-28-2013 02:09 PM
Trying to decide - stall or no stall? DancingArabian Horse Boarding 24 11-25-2012 09:16 PM
walking.. BarrelracingArabian Horse Training 13 05-30-2010 08:48 PM
Best way to bed a stall-walker's stall? My Beau Horse Health 6 11-13-2009 07:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome