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post #31 of 39 Old 12-14-2015, 03:47 PM
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Yes, air ventilation is important, thus stalls are only solid half way up, including the top of that drop down stall door, and I also had hubby drill air holes into the bottom of all the wood panels that line the bottom of those stall fronts.
I also have not used tie stalls, per say, since leaving the tobacco farm of my childhood. We did ties the work horses in tie stalls, as that is all we had for horses
I do, though, tie horses all the time, either in the barn isle or in a stall, to teach tying patience
My stall fronts are secure, as they are attached to heavy wood pillars, that are sunk into concrete, thus very safe to tie to.
The stalls themselves are raised above level of barn floor, as I used to have flooding problems in early spring, just when I needed those stalls for the broodmares and foals.
I also have rubber floor matts in them. A horse is very safe, tied in them, and I do that all the time,esp when I first start them under saddle. Standing tied,a lone, after work is part of that training
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At a barn in my younger days, the vet walked into my friend's mare's stall, and she jumped handily out the window!

Gosh, I hope Spirit is still in his stall when I get back!!

I leave horses tied in the barn aisle ALL the time.....no one watches them.
Several could be left with No halter on standing "ground tied", and still be there when I got back.

Paranoid humans create paranoid horses!!
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So the only way around that is to be with her 24/7 and that is not realistic, you minimise the risks, but still horses are born as an accident looking for somewhere to happen.
I know but I always try my best to always have an eye on her as much as I can. The good thing about the barn now is that fencing is not a concern so Im no longer paranoid about her getting cut by the fencing like at the old barn.
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post #34 of 39 Old 12-14-2015, 04:21 PM
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I know but I always try my best to always have an eye on her as much as I can.
For the hour a day that you are there, so 23 hours a day, or even 20 hours a day, you are not watching her, she will either find something to damage herself on, or nor as the case maybe.
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For the hour a day that you are there, so 23 hours a day, or even 20 hours a day, you are not watching her, she will either find something to damage herself on, or nor as the case maybe.
But those 23 hours she is in the field and can move freely and I trust the BO because I know he checks up on the horses multiple times a day. When Im at the barn, a lot of the time she is tied. Mind you, she has become really good in standing tied now. Just yesterday I was really admiring it. She has come a long ways from when we first got to the barn, where she was dancing every second when tied. Now shes comfortable even when theres no other horses inside and its dark outside. Itll just be me and her in the barn, and she just stands patiently. I can do other stuff in the barn while she is tied and she just waits.

Remember how when I got to this barn, the first week I was really questioning if she will be able to get used to the narrow tach isle and dim lighting? Well its been answered.

I dont know exactly what I did but its obviously paid dividends big time cause there is a night and day difference in her, its really remarkable. Everyone has commented on how well she stands tied now.

Now, Im just working on the other areas of tying..."ground tying etc"

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Remember how many times we have told you that to train a horse, you have to trust it?
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You know something I went and saw my horse Sunday afternoon really late probably like 8pm or something and when I came to get him 12 hrs later for a lesson he was limping because he put his hip out. Horses are accident prone we just have to pray that they will manage to not injure themselves when we aren't watching..


This occurred a couple of months ago for clarification.
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Remember how many times we have told you that to train a horse, you have to trust it?
Yes and i trust my mare a lot more today than I did months ago because we have cleaned up quite a few things. As long as I keep things as black and white as I can, she clearly puts in the effort to please. I can see it with my own eyes and its very VERY encouraging.

It was my fault before for not being as black and white as I could be. But right now I go the extra effort and do the research in making sure I make things as black and white for her as I can.
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