Originally Posted by kickshaw
i would say then that the most effective solutions would be to build a complete fence, or stall/ put her in a roundpen at night.
Could there be something chasing the horses out in the paddock?
(they usually won't volunteer to swim unless they have to...)
Good luck and keep us posted!
that's what I was thinking I'd have to do - put up more fencing. But I've already had so much put up in bits and pieces.... it's just annoying to think I'd just have to spend money on the whole thing anyways.
What I've been doing is that when I'd see her out I'd go grab her and put her in her stall. I was thinking maybe she would connect the dots of I escape = I go in my stall. I stay in = I get to run around and eat etc. But she still does it.
Yes, it is very weird that she swims.... she really doesnt seem to mind though! (even weirder - you approach her with a hose and she suddenly just hates water.)
I know there's nothing chasing her because my other horse doesn't have a problem. She's younger and behaves better! (at least in this case.) It's so frustrating, because Light escapes and she knows she's not supposed to be out because when you walk out side to get her, she immediately turns around and stands at the pasture gate. And when I put her in her stall, she and Sunshine call to eachother all night. And here I am thinking, "If you miss her, stay with her already!!"
The round pen idea just may work though.... I need one anyways, so.....