Join Date: May 2012
Location: CT USA an English transplant
When we bought Jazzy the seller was really helpful and answered all of our questions. I asked then what she was like if she was kept in on her own or last in/last out and they said she was no bother at all. First morning she went absolutely ballistic when she wasn't turned out as soon as the first horse went out, rearing in her stable, racing around, kicking the walls, throwing herself at the walls and the door and was pretty scary as she lashed at me with her front legs when I went in to put a halter on her she was in such a temper. I'd got her in the paddock right outside the barn so I just opened the door and stood back. She raced out, had a mad run around and then spent the rest of the day in one tiny area by the gate - like she had an invisible fence around her.
She never did it again. She's usually last in/last out and will happily stand in on her own or go off on her own to be worked
I wonder if they just have a very low level of self control?
Just winging it is not a plan