Myboybuck, thanks for the reply. It sounds like a good idea...the tough part of that is that there isn't really enough room to lunge in circles in the barn isle. I could borrow the end stall, but there would still be a good 7-10 feet for her to go to get in an area where she can lunge. I'm afraid she won't make the connection between the two.
MIEventer, thank you for posting, that could very well be the case. I know at the place we got her from she was kept in a paddock, and when they got her she was living in a pasture. She didn't mind being in the trailer though, and it was a two horse with a divider. A lot tighter space than a stall. She is at a new barn, has new humans taking care of her and is around horses she doesn't know yet. I don't think she is a bad horse or anything, she is having to get used to a lot. However, I don't want to post on here a month from now, well she started out bolting out of the stall, then she got to where she'd push people out of the way, and then she ran over the top of someone...what should I do....I want to nip it in the bud now.
I should also point out that she has yet to actually get past me. I stopped her with the stall door...then leaned in with both hands and put all my weight into her chest. She did back up into the stall, and although it took everything I had to get her to do it...she did do it. Luckily for me I still had a hold of the stall door, cause had it been wide open she would have just ran right past me. Also, lucky for me, she didn't push through me. The whole point of that long spill (
sorry y'all, I'm long winded) was that I don't want to actually let her get past me if I can help it.
One more thing I should tell ya, then I will shut up. She doesn't live in the stall...she only goes in for feedings (although today she stayed in there about 2 hours). My horse Major stayed in his stall too though, so she wasn't alone.