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    06-18-2008, 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
I mean SHE jumped the fence to get in with the stud, two fences actually!!! So she might have more of a hormonal change than the others.
My paint took 5 ft wooden fence when I moved her in. For NO reason at all except excitement (she was running with my other one and fence happened to be on her way lol!). She also jumped rope wire fence number of time this Spring (doesn't matter how high it is) when we tried to fence part of the field to grow some grass. Even if we fence tiny square we find her inside anyway in the evening. Why she does that? Who knows... Mares... :)
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    06-18-2008, 01:25 PM
LOL no kidding!
    06-19-2008, 08:57 PM
It sounds to me like she might be cold backed. I owned a gelding that was like that. He was ok, but you always had to be careful when you first got on him and during the warm ups. I would try to add one of those soft grippy kitchen rubber towels (the ones you use for your kitchen counters to air dry plates)on his back before you put your tack on. It completely fixed his issue.
    06-20-2008, 12:44 AM
Thanks M2G I will give that a shot for sure, where can I buy those towels, I don't think I've ever seen them.
    06-20-2008, 02:43 AM
Very good point actually M2G - that completely slipped my mind!! Doing a quick warm-up before your ride might help as well... lunging for 5 mins, running her in the round pen or arena for a few laps.. just something to get them using their backs before you get on :)
    06-20-2008, 01:05 PM
I didn't even think of "cold backed" What a great point M2G.

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