Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: North, way up North.
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Horse Jumping Out Of Stall
I couldn't find any past threads on this so I thought I'd start one.
What do you do when a horse jumps out of a stall? As in, what is the proper correction to deliver?
I have a young green mare who was recently put in a stall overnight for the first time. Previously, she'd only lived in a pasture/paddock.
The following morning, when I went to feed/water/muck out, I opened up the top door so she could look out while I did my chores. Overall she seemed content. That being said, I was never farther than about 20 ft. from her. Eventually I did walk farther away for something, and she immediately jumped the stall door and followed after me.
She's a little 15.1hh QH and it shocked me that she could clear 3+ ft. from a stand still, so I didn't react right away. Then I caught her and put her back in the stall, and then shut both doors. I've never had a horse do that...but I know it happens.
So what's the correct way to handle a situation like that?