fretting in stable....

seaview

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My 5year old is fretting in stable and wont put weight on!! I am trying very hard!!!
Anyone have any suggestions, fields needs rolled at the moment so he cant go out all day as he will be in a few weeks!
Nat
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Solstar

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my horse used to fret in his box, he used to box walk really badly. i put him on thrive from naf, it calms their digestion down,so they feel better, in a couple of days solo had stopped the fretting and the box walking. it might help yours?
 

seaview

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Mmnnnn might try stable mirror not so much worried about the rolling its just they were very mucky and now hard so totally uneven plus he is a pratt in the field so its a worry at the best of times he just gallops continually!!!

He is on so kalm!

Nat
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mickey

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My horse used to box walk but it was behaviour confined to a yard where he was not happy. When turned out he would fence walk too. I think one of the owners there used to have a go at him.
Now he is at a happy yard with other calm horses he does not display this behaviour.
Has he got friends about? I think he might settle if he has other calm neddies around that he gets on with? And I agree that it would be good to turn him out if you can....
But he sounds like mine used to be - He used to be very unsettled and jumped out of fields a lot too.....
Does he need more work???
Suggest trying some parelli groundwork to get him feeling reassured....
 
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