I had no idea what category this would go in so I hope its okay here.
Anyway, I moved my gelding from a barn about a month ago where he was turned out during the day and stalled at night. He kept his stall neat, had a poop corner established and everything, he liked to lay down on the shavings in the middle.
He is now in an in-and-out, his hay and feed are fed inside and he can come and go as he pleases. There are no shavings down during the day and just a dusting at night.
He makes a real mess of his stall now. He only pees and poops inside even though he can go outside if he wants. The outside he keeps neat and poop-free!
So my questions are 1)is there anyway to train him to go outside? 2) Is it because there are no shavings? 3) Do some horses just want a stall at night (he's a TB)? Thank you for any help, everytime I get a handle on one thing he pops up with another! He went from a neat horse to a real little piggie!