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post #1 of 5 Old 09-29-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Horse "crabby" only at shows.

Ok-here is the issue. Horse is great all the time. friendly, ears up, sweet guy. Until he gets to shows. He gets in his stall there, and when we approach-he pins his ears, and is really grumpy! Plus, he has now injured his face (actually eye) 2 out of the last 3 times he has been stalled at a show. It almost seems to me like he is being possessive of what he thinks are "his humans" and is pinning his ears to keep the other horses away? Anyone ever see this before? This horse has done a lot of showing...was on track to be a derby horse at 3.....then just did not make the cut. He is fine on cross ties......and everywhere else. Just in his stall we see this behavior. We are considering making some side panels so that he cannot see the neighboring horses.

I would love to know what you all think? We have no other ideas.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-29-2013, 07:35 PM
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Ulcers/upset tummy? My horse gets crabby at shows because the stress upsets her tummy sometimes. You might want to try Platinum Performance Bio-sponge supplement a few days before and during the show. Otherwise you might look into having some friends help socialize him in a controlled environment.
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We have actually had him tested for ulcers......negative, but will look into the supplement. Thanks!

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-29-2013, 07:42 PM
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Personally, I hate stalling next to strange horses. Sometimes it puts undue stress on them. Whenever possible, I ask for an end stall and then put my tack stall on the other side. I have used $1 table cloths and pinned them up in my horse's stall before. Luckily she is not a chewer ;)
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-29-2013, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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These were all horses from his trainers barn, but the stalls at "home" are not as open on the top. I think we are going to get some marine grade vinyl, some zip ties and make something to cover the bars. Perhaps that will also keep him from cutting up his eye everytime too. Such a goober.

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