Daughter's horse is a worrier. We had her in a small pen, and she just paced and paced and paced. She'd have gone ballistic in a stall. She did better when we just left her out in the lot with the other horses. She's at a good weight, but she still frets and paces all around the hay bale.
She's been checked for ulcers and everything else under the sun. Nothing wrong with her - she's just mental.
I wouldnt call her a worrier I think she just gets bored very easily. She was the same way when I started her under saddle. We would try some thing new she's would be alert and paying attention for the first few minutes then she could care less about what we were doing.
She also is in a double stall so she has lots of room to walk. Its not a paceing issue... its hard to explain.... I would describe it as boredom. I don't think she can stand just sitting for 10 mins with her face in a bucket. She has to eat a little then go see whats going on in the barn then go back to eating.
I don't think I will be putting her back out side. She is starting to gain a little weight and just seems much happyier when I go to see her now. She was a show horse at the barn where she was raised and was kept in a stall next to her mother so she was very pamperd. I think she likes all the attention she gets, and not being knee deep in mud. (very bad weather has pritty much ruind all our pastures)
And the lady where I board has taken all the Vet classes I am pritty sure but when I do coggins on callie I will have the vet look at her teeth.
Thanks everyone for helping out