My mare Belle has a bad habit of kicking the stall walls during feeding times, especially at morning feeding per my BO. My BO has told me they usually wait till she's done having her kicking fit then go back to feed her, although, I really don't think it's consistent. I'm betting they feed her first so she doesn't act up too much.
The BO told me today, that Belle kicked the latch on the stall door and broke the clip on the chain, then proceeded to slide the latch over and escape.
Here's a pic from tonight, not the best quality. You can see the gate with the latch you slide over. You can't really see the broken clip, but you can see my stud chain wrapped around, hopefully Belle won't kick that too!
When I went over to the barn tonight, my BO had put a bungee cord on the stall door, but I really didn't trust it, so I put a stud chain around it to hold the door till we can replace the clip on the latch.
Does Anyone have any tips or ideas to stop Belle from kicking and doing anymore damage? I actually don't put shoes on her hinds as I'm afraid she'll not only do more damage, but hurt herself.