With all due respect, how do you know one prefers to be stalled?
msscamp wrote:Actually, that question is fairly easy to answer - a horse that prefers to be in a stall will usually paw at the closed stall door, and just generally be a pain in the be nice until the stall door is opened. We've had one or two of them, and usually just ignored their protesting the stall door being closed - they eventually got with the program.
Well thank you mom. All this time I just figured they wanted to be fed.
You're welcome, son, and that could very well be the case with your horses, I'm just relaying what I've seen with our horses.
I know they weren't bored, because they were being ridden regularly, none were high-strung, and had the opportunity to create mischief with their next door neighbors if they choose to - they rarely did. I know it wasn't excess energy, because they were being ridden regularly, were fed only grass hay, and did not receive any grain. The problems with pawing/messing with the stall door did not start until, for whatever reason, they had been given access to said stall, and were subsequently shut out. Maybe I'm wrong - but it appears to add up.
Women and cats are going to do what they want, men and dogs would be wise to accept this.