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        03-30-2012, 12:04 PM
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    Weanling
    She was in an individual paddock where she could see other horses. She can see other horses now but they aren't as close. I think I'm think im going to have to locate a companion pretty quick. I discussed this with my trainer before the move and he thought she would be ok with just the barn cats and dog. I may be over analyzing the situation but I won't have her unhappy.
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        03-30-2012, 12:07 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by mls    
    You could be adding to her anxiety. Horses are fight or flight animals. If you are upset, she senses she needs to be upset but doesn't know why.

    Treat it like a trail ride or show. Something new and fun.
    This is probably true . I'm a helicopter mom...
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        03-30-2012, 12:39 PM
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    Weanling
    I took the muzzle off for her one hour allotment and she's totally quiet now. She's frustrated about the grazing muzzle. That just can't be helped for now.
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