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post #1 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, I Just bought me a 5 month old colt. I'ts my first horse ever, and i have a few questions. I was wondering if i need to have a light on in the barn at night for him. And another thing is, when i leave him at anytime, he wants to jump up on the gate rails. I have only had him a few days and he is already very attached to me. I'm like its mom!!!
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post #2 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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Nope, mine have lights in their stalls but I don't keep them on at night. I'd discourage the gait climbing because it'll become fence jumping. Good luck with him. Do you have any pics?
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post #3 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:05 PM
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If the moonlight can get in through windows in the roof, he'll be fine in the dark. If it can't and it is literally pitch black, I'd get a very faint night-light to act as the moonlight, bu I'd only want a faint glow. It'd be no fun to live in never-ending daylight.

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post #4 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, So what should i about the jumping? It's like he's trying to follow me! I don't see where to upload pics. u kno?
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post #5 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:07 PM
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no reason for him to have the light on all the time, he should be fine.

In my opinion, if the gate climbing or what seems like separation anxiety continues, I might get him a stable mate such as a friendly goat, donkey, etc to keep him company while your away. I agree, you don't want that to continue.
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I like a light on in my barn, because when I hear rumbling and have to go check it out, I can see exactly where my horse is and where everything/ and or whatever was making the noise is. Lol Its not necessary though. And the fence thing should probably not be allowed to continue, for his safety and yours. Have fun with your baby! :)

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post #7 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:09 PM
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Do what cinny suggested. Get him a goat or an older pony to go in there with him. He may be bored and lonely once you leave. You can upload pics by clicking "Go Advanced" and then "Manage Attachments" and then click the "Upload" button : )
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post #8 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:09 PM
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I like a light on in my barn, because when I hear rumbling and have to go check it out, I can see exactly where my horse is and where everything/ and or whatever was making the noise is. Lol Its not necessary though. And the fence thing should probably not be allowed to continue, for his safety and yours. Have fun with your baby! :)
Because it's such a pain to flip the light switch? Just saying...

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post #9 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys so much, Oh yea, He's teeth look really good, but are they supposed to be black in the center or middle. It looks like a cavity? Can yall see my profile pic like i see yours
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post #10 of 44 Old 09-10-2010, 10:14 PM
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Nope no profile pic yet : (
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