Ok so I have had my new mare a month now. When I first got her she was just entering a founder and I was not able to turn her out in my pasture so I put her in a dry lot next door (my parents house) She had her own stall (10x10)and was side by side to another dry lot and stall where I had put my gelding while I did some cross fencing on my place to accomodate the new mare. A week ago tomorrow I moved them both to my pasture which is split down the middle. My barn is half on one side and half on the other so they each have a 10x12 stall on their side that if they go in, faces each other. That is the background...here is the problem. My new mare will NOT go in the stall. Period. The odd thing is she went in the stall at my parents house no problem? She did come from a ranch on hundreds of acres and had not had a barn or stall previously but at my parents she loved it! Hung out in there all day. Ate EVERY bite of hay from her manger, never left a drop. She entered and exited it with no issue whatsoever...like she had been doing it all her life. I am just perplexed. I have tried everything to get her to go in...enticing with the best of treats, leading, bringing my gelding (she is terribly bonded to him) in to the breezeway, leaving the interior stall door open, etc. I have left her hay in the stall on the floor and she is NOT going in to eat. (Granted she has some pasture to graze but it is pretty sparse this time of year) She will leave all four feet out and lean in to try and grab what she can but will NOT go in. She got two feet in once and panicked and bolted backwards out. I will mention that my parents do not have stall mats (concrete floor) I do have the entire stalls matted. I thought that might be it so a few days ago I removed all the mats from her stall to see if that would work...still a no go. The other thing I will mention is that my barn is brand new. We just recently built it. The stall mats I just took out of her stall are also brand new. So kudos to anyone who gets thru this long post and serious thanks to anyone who might have any ideas? Should I just keep leaving her hay in there and when she decides she is hungry enough she will go in? Has anyone else had this type of issue? What would be a normal amount of time to give to allow her to figure it out? Looking forward to hearing your opinions.