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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Bad ground manners

So I was grazing my horse today and she decided to go full speed backwards and reared three times. She has stall rest due to an injury and might not be able to go outside for a couple of months. Is there anything I can to prevent this from happening again? Should i get my boarding barn to put her outside in one of the smaller paddocks so she doesn't become a very sour mare?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-28-2012, 07:14 PM
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It sounds as though what she did was quite sudden from your description, was it? A little more detail would be helpful as the advice offered for, say, a spook and freak would be totally different than if you were asking her to do something and she did what she did. As to what you might do about her arrangements, it would seem likely the stall rest was at the instruction of a vet, so I would not advise changing that without consulting the same vet over the advice of anyone online.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-28-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I was just walking her and the next thing i was being pulled backwards and she was rearing infront of my face. I don't know if the wind spooked her or if she was rearing and wanted to run since she hadnt been out that day.
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If she has an injury, then maybe you should have somebody else out there with you, to hold her down. If she rears again, put her back in her stall. That way, she'll learn bad behavior equals more stall time.

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I dont think its bad manners, I think its just excess energy!

how long has your horse been stabled for??
its probably just a reaction because she might be used to alot of work and moving and now she is stabled and locked inside.

yes if you can move her out to a small paddok that is no bigger than her stable and the vet is okay with that I think that would be much better than beeing inside. a bit of fresh air and things to look at might calm her down a bit.

and also be carefull when you do start to ride her again as she might have ALOT of excess energy!
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