We are in a new barn and now my mare who has been in a pasture for 10 years is stabled at night. She comes from being ridden to a stall with grain and hay. Before this arrangement, she was in a paddocks, had round bales all day and grain in the evening.
Since we have been in the new barn, she has been outrageously acting up when I take her bridle off from riding, today to the point of taking off down the barn isle to another horse's stable to eat her hay! I was mortified... I guess I will be super careful, putting the lead rope around her neck before taking the bridle off, but do you all have any other suggestions? Have already slowed down her approach to the barn with circling, backinig up, etc. Any ideas??? Thanks.