What personality quirks does your pony have? What makes him or her special?
Way back when we boarded him in Augusta, Archie had a stall next to gray Thoroughbred mare named Rain. And my little Firebolt lost his shit every meal time.
The way that the stalls were designed, the bottom half of the wall between stalls was wood and the top was chain-link fence. And then my food-aggressive pony ate through the chain link fence.
|I edited out my brother. But I'm not talking defensively to myself.|
I wish I had photos of the metal-munching. I don't. So here's a drawing.
Archie had the stall on the left. The red represents the food buckets. The yellow represents the decimation of the chain link fence. Eventually, the barn maintenance guy had to put a giant piece of wood between the stalls, so Archie couldn't gnaw the face of the gray mare. ....And then Archie got moved to a far-off corner of the barn. :|
So, yeah, idiosyncrasy number one? My pony will eat another pony's face if it comes too close to his food bucket. This hasn't improved with age... prior to get kicked, they were actually in the habit of pulling him out before food time and feeding him separately.
Second idiosyncrasy? Before he can be moved in the morning, Archie has to do a giant stretch of his hind legs and back. Some times, he'll drop into a downward dog. Here's another graphical representation, for lack of genuine evidence: