Two days ago Oliver started stall walking again....
Should I be overly concerned?
He has done this before but to the extreme was weaving and and pretty much constantly walking in circles, he would do it all the time at the first barn I had him at and everything made him jump out if his skin, his hay being thrown in, water buckets filled, cross ties slapping back into the wall when un hooked from a horse.
The way his stall was set up he could see into the barn isle, stick his head all the way out and then the opposite side could see out of the barn and stick his head out where he saw all three arenas and people leading their horses to and from everything. I moved him from that place in big part from him just being so stressed out and not getting the turnout I was paying for.
So when I moved him I noticed over time he really wasn't doing it that much. He was out a lot more and is stall was closed in and he could see out and only stick his head out of a small section (safe though) it got to be less and less to the point my trainer and I were not noticing it everyday.
Two days ago he started again. We recently moved to a new and better location. He has settled in, wasn't doing it till two days ago when he has been there two weeks (yes I know it can take a lot longer for a horse to settle in) he now gets all day turnout
The only other thing that has changed is he gets grain now for his immune booster supplements. And it's not much at all. 1/2 scoop of oats and 1/2 scoop of soaked grass pellets. He gets worked Monday's, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday's. He has LOTS of energy when he used to be so lazy and slow!
My trainer and I are talking about adding another training day to see if that helps him get out excess energy? He only gets 2 flakes of grass/Timothy hay am and pm, in his stall from 5pm to 8am
Any suggestions would be helpful! I know he is young and green and energy is to be expected and trust me I'm very grateful for it now! But after tonight's lesson and being lucky to stay on him with how amped up he was I just wanted to get other peoples thoughts or opinions.