Running and falling in the barn...a lot!
My 10 year old Haflinger has me worried and unsure what to do. Three times I have seen him race into his stall and then slip and fall. I have no idea if he has done it when I'm gone, but I imagine so.
The first time, the neighbors turned on some Christmas tree lights that shot light around through the trees. Nemo wheeled, barreled into his stall and fell.
The second time, his automatic feeder dumped a quarter cup of grain in his feeder, and he galloped into his stall, slipped and fell.
And then tonight, DH was snow-blowing a path and Nemo watched for quite a while, then suddenly lit out for the barn and crashed down, thrashed a while, and then was up.
His set-up is two 12x12 stalls, one leading into another through a 4' open door. The floor is shavings over rubber mats over concrete. I pick his feet, but balls of snow may have been a factor in this last fall, but not the two before.
It feels very dangerous both for him and for me. I don't want him fracturing a femur and I don't want to be taken out by a thrashing 1000 pound horse.