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    10-28-2012, 11:09 PM
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Foal
Stall anxiety?

So I've had my girl for 3 weeks now. She throws a fit she circles, paws, screams, and tries to pull down the whole barn. Now if I have her brother locked in the run on her stall and leave the top of the dutch door open she's fine but if I close it or move her to another stall (hers will be across the hall from him when the barn is completed). What can I do to help sooth her anxiety?
     
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    10-28-2012, 11:40 PM
  #2
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by horsecrazed09    
So I've had my girl for 3 weeks now. She throws a fit she circles, paws, screams, and tries to pull down the whole barn. Now if I have her brother locked in the run on her stall and leave the top of the dutch door open she's fine but if I close it or move her to another stall (hers will be across the hall from him when the barn is completed). What can I do to help sooth her anxiety?
sounds like she's really buddy sour with that other horse. Id seperate them and let her figure it out herself. Shell learn that she wont die without him
     
    10-28-2012, 11:44 PM
  #3
Foal
Hahahahaha she might die without friends! She's very spoiled!
     
    10-28-2012, 11:50 PM
  #4
Weanling
With some it takes more time then it does with others. She will be fine. But you might want to look into giving her something for ulcers. It only takes 36 hours of a stressfull situation to cause ulcers. U-gard, or Ulcerine are both helpful. Good luck with her! I hope she figures it out and calms down for her sake and yours.
     
    10-29-2012, 10:34 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Put a buddy in the stall next to her or across from her, just so she can see them, then leave. My mare hated stalls, body slamming walls, screaming, pawing, circling. I left her in starting with small increments. Started with 5 minutes then 15 then 30 then an hour then just over night. Now she loves the darned thing.
     
    10-31-2012, 12:08 AM
  #6
Foal
Before I brought her home she did great in a stall now she's a spaz
     
    10-31-2012, 12:20 AM
  #7
Started
How much turnout does she get? Does she have free choice access to hay?

Turning her out longer, at least 8 hours, (or even leaving her out 24/7, solving her stall anxiety..) is healthier and means she has less time spent in her stall and gets more exercise. Free choice hay in the stall (the most economical way is in a small mesh hay net) will help keep her occupied and is healthier- unless their hay needs to be restricted for a health issue.
     
    10-31-2012, 09:56 AM
  #8
Foal
I bring her up for feedings or if the weather turns nasty other then that she is out but in case of injury where she has to be confined I'd like her to be calm in the stall not spazzing and running around injuring herself more.
     

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