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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