My horse just won't stay in the pasture!
My horse, Light, an (about) 11-yr-old paint, is determined to be the rebel and escape from the pasture every night. Now the front pasture is extremely big, and it's mostly fenced off.... except around the palmettos, where I know she's making her escape from. It doesn't make any sense! A) There's food in the pasture B) My other horse, a younger than 5 part appoloosa, Sunshine (Sunny) stays inside and then Light tries to get back to her later C) She gets all scratched up from the palmettos! I tried putting her in the back paddock, but most of the "fencing" for it is a big pond, and Light will actually swim to get out! Our first thought was that she wanted to be around the feed (which was in the patio), but we moved it to the barn (in the back paddock) and she still hangs around, almost eating dirt because she's pretty much killed all the grass by the house. I've tried everything! The only other solution would be to spend a heckload of even more money and then completely fence off the front, but at the moment I can't even do that because it's the rainy season and everything is soaked. I've had my horse for almost two years, and she's been doing it pretty much the whole time. Only when her escape places were fenced off would she be stumped for a couple days, sometimes a couple weeks, but she always found a new way. Is she just bored? Is she trying to tell me something? Or is she just being obnoxious? Please help!!
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