I've had a grumpy horse the last 2 days...
Just after a bit of advice really. The last 2 days that I have bought my TB in for his morning/evening feed, he's been in a foul mood once in his stable. Catching him, he's been fine. Walks over to me and no problems bringing him up to or into the stable.
After he's been in there a couple of minutes, he starts backing up and then 'tapping' the wall. Not a full blown kick but almost like he's threatening to then just tapping the wall. Spends most of the time calling back down to the field too where his field mates are (and they call back).
Just to clarify, he's coming in for feeds twice a day as he's underwieght - only been with me for a week and was fine the first few days.
I've made sure that I have kept him in the stable until he stops doing it and calms down so that he doesn't think he's being rewarded for his bad behaviour by being taken back down to the field.
I have to admit, today he was a bit better than yesterday but just wondered if anyone else had had this or knew of any way I can stop him from doing it?
I know he's still settling in and cross that I've taken him away (all be it for 15 mins) from his 'friends' but I just don't want any bad behaviour to become habit.
Thanks for reading.
~My boy, Saxon~