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Box-walking Owner Factsheet

Box-walking is a repetitive behaviour problem that is most commonly seen in stabled horses. It may reflect frustration of their motivation to move and exercise and can be treated and/or prevented by providing plenty of forage, turnout and social contact.

Image:  Behavior: circling - box walking
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What is box-walking?

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Why does my horse box-walk?

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What problems can box-walking cause?

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How can I prevent my horse from box-walking?

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