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flossie44

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flossie44 says:

Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

My horse was a terror for this and used to wake everyone at dawn wanting his feed. He now has a filled in weaving grill so he cannot get near the door plus rubber matting nailed to the door. This worked and all you can hear is a very light scraping noise. It has also so stopped happening so regularly. Apparently he had done it for years and the only remedy had been to shout at him.

 

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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

Rubber matting on the door + old carpet worked for me... most effective way that the horses loved was turning them out 24/7, but obvs that not good for everyone!  Hope you find a way that works.

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Cocosmom

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Cocosmom says:

Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

It is really frustrating but the only thing that worked for Coco when he was stable bashing or scraping his front foot on the floor as he pawed at it when left tied up (even when I was grooming him) was to completely ignore him. It was so hard to do but it didn;t take him too long to realise that pawing and banging had no impact whatsoever so was pointless. If I shouted at him he stopped temporarily but then conitnued. I tried all sorts but when he had to go on box rest and I had to tie him up outside the stable each morning to muck out I couldn't continually shout at him or approach him to stop him so he got ignored and after a couple of days I realised he had just stopped doing it! Also in chattign to the neighbour they said he only did it when we were there and never banged when we weren;t around so they obviously do it to get a reaction of some sorts whether that be attention food or some other desire! He still pawed the ground when I approached with his dinner but as soon as he started pawing I stopped still and waited until he stopped pawing, then I start walking towards him again and stop instantly the second he started pawing again and he soon learned that pawing actually makes dinner take longer and causes me to stand still and stopped that most of the time too.

 

Good luck with this though, I bet it is driving you nuts!

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Tandem

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Tandem says:

Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

A motorbike or moped tyre screwed to the inside of the door  with a bit of carpet over the top.

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Tandem

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Tandem says:

Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

A motorbike or moped tyre screwed to the inside of the door  with a bit of carpet over the top.

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hanlovesalfie

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Re: Stable door banging HELP!!

 My horse used to do this, got a wooden bar and  put it a little back away from the door and it stopped him from kicking!

Love HannahAndAlfie,x

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