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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Horse is jumping out of her pasture..help?!
We're talking about my 2 y.o Thoroughbred filly Kenzie. I have had her at a friend's house for the past month and a half or so, after having to move her out of a bad situation. She has been doing great, up until yesterday.
Some time during the night or early morning she jumped the fence in her pasture to a neighbors padlocked pasture. I assumed it was because her pasture mate is rather bossy and chases her from time to time, and that she just got fed up with it and jumped. It took all day to get her back, then we put her in a stall for the night so she wouldn't try again. She was let out again about an hour ago and immediately jumped the fence, completely unprovoked (we watched her do it) and is over there again.
As you can imagine, my friends are starting to get annoyed with her. It makes a lot of extra work for them to go contact the neighbor and walk her back. The fence is horse mesh and is 4 1/2 feet tall. My filly is a runty 14hh baby that, up until this week, couldn't even jump a twig. So now, once we get her back again, we're going to have to stall her 24/7 until we can figure something out. However that is NOT a good thing for her since she is young and prone to start cribbing when stalled, so I need a solution asap. Any ideas? I can ask about doing something to the fence, but whatever it is, it has to be temporary. And I honestly don't have a ton of money right now.
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