The ponies have been home for two weeks now. In that time I have been running around, raking up rocks (and more rocks,) trying to get organized and lots of other things.... but....
I can't put Sun in his usual stall. He isn't having it. Every time I try to put him in his stall, he paces, snipes at the horses on each side of him and works himself up into a lather. I thought he was better, calmer when no one was around but as I began keeping a closer watch on him it was obvious that Sun was a nervous wreck.
Concerned for his health and worried about the potential for colic, I moved Sun back to the Bungalows and the arena. I waited a couple of days and moved him back to the barn. No deal. Really? I called my vet. My vet and I discussed the possibility that Sun has been traumatized by the incident this spring with the barn. (And really, who could blame him?) So for now, Sun is confined to the Bungalows and turn out area.
We will be working on a plan to perhaps work a partnership with some sedation and behavioral modification. I will be taking Sun in for short periods of time to his stall and doing only pleasurable activities. There is also the potential to relocate his stall closer to the open area... Poor boy!
We'll get through this buddy. I promise.