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Adequate feed,supplement at regular times and provide space to move and companionship.
4/29/2008 4:42:50 PM
horses that are bored are likely to develope bad habits.
4/14/2008 11:53:58 PM
Using a barclays collar. Fantastic!!!!!
4/14/2008 11:19:01 PM
I reduced sugar intake & stopped feeding sweet feed
4/14/2008 9:52:58 PM
in the winter, this winter fed same supplements as during summer competion, they didn't chew wood
4/14/2008 8:38:42 PM
One word "McNasty" worked like a charm for us.
4/14/2008 6:42:08 PM
4/14/2008 5:33:00 PM
mix cayenne with molasses and smear on wood
4/14/2008 5:30:18 PM
pasture living; lots of exercise.both reduce the bordom/anxiety that bring on this so called vice.
4/14/2008 5:03:24 PM
4/14/2008 4:44:47 PM
They never get a chance--I wont have them around!
4/14/2008 3:48:18 PM
Termites aren't they??
4/14/2008 3:26:14 PM
electric wire on the boards keep them away from the fence
4/14/2008 2:08:21 PM
Keeping active minds with training and plenty of room to roam.
4/14/2008 12:51:53 PM
4/14/2008 12:42:27 PM
I leave a bale of straw out in the pasture to chew on, seems to help
4/14/2008 9:44:55 AM
trees - bored yearlings need to get in bigger pasture!
4/14/2008 9:20:32 AM
pepper spray on the things they are chewings the saliva reactivats the spray leaving a nasty taste
4/14/2008 9:12:44 AM
My horse loves her feed bucket. I remove it to prevent having to buy another one!
4/14/2008 9:07:07 AM
only when bored
4/13/2008 10:44:44 PM
4/13/2008 10:01:46 PM
My quarter horse only nibbles, and if I fuss at him he stops immediately
4/13/2008 8:49:10 PM
put fresh Sears white paint on the fence. This has worked for me for years. Whereever I see them s
4/13/2008 7:40:16 PM
REPLACE AS MUCH WOOD WITH METAL AS POSSIBLE
4/13/2008 6:05:29 PM
i have one TB that does this when he`s bored
4/13/2008 4:25:11 PM
a device called the TINGLER available in Ireland that prevents this in gentlest manner
4/13/2008 10:04:22 AM
Boredom is the main cause. Give them something to do
4/13/2008 9:56:36 AM
Maximum tounout is the best prevention/cure.
4/13/2008 9:00:11 AM
4/13/2008 6:54:38 AM
Treat them for ulcers
4/13/2008 3:40:24 AM
free choice decent quality hay
4/13/2008 2:40:18 AM
hot wire and nothing at cribbing height
4/13/2008 2:05:52 AM
Pipe fencing- metal edges on barn doors. chew stop painted on wood panels
4/12/2008 11:37:11 PM
I have had many, many horses over the course of 40 yrs and never had one that chewed on anything. We
4/12/2008 7:28:28 PM
All I can say is linseed oil that slowes 'em down !!
4/12/2008 7:28:27 PM
on trees only
4/12/2008 6:10:41 PM
provide ample 'chewing time' grazing/hay/plenty of pasture per horse.
4/12/2008 5:20:23 PM
We feed a free choice minerial and turn them out in the pasture often
4/12/2008 5:09:23 PM
feed hay 3 to 4 times a day
4/12/2008 3:20:41 PM
free choice hay
4/12/2008 3:01:18 PM
My barn was built to deter chewing;turned out a lot so not bored
4/12/2008 10:36:35 AM
spend more time entertaining them
4/12/2008 9:53:53 AM
provide mineral/salt blocks, exercise
4/12/2008 8:48:03 AM
They chew on trees, but Halt Cribbing helps if applied 1 or 2 times a year.
4/12/2008 8:24:07 AM
s[rau everything with McNasty, it works!
4/12/2008 7:50:02 AM
Yippee! Of course this comes with 24-7 turn-out!
4/11/2008 11:06:24 PM
He used to, when he was stalled all the time. I am convinced he chewed out of boredom.
4/11/2008 10:37:21 PM
only way to prevent is steel piping fence and box metal in the stalls.
4/11/2008 9:56:22 PM
4/11/2008 8:30:32 PM
Only one. Supplemented, but no help.
4/11/2008 6:51:59 PM
Horse do naughty things when they don't have enough to do--turn them out!
4/11/2008 4:15:59 PM
Since I started adding MICRO-MINERALS I've had no problem.
4/11/2008 3:54:48 PM
Ihave tried, french cribbing collar,miracle collar, chew stop, paint and sprays, nothing works
4/11/2008 3:47:58 PM
we use metal almost everywhere, and wood is coated in tar basised stop chew
4/11/2008 3:42:40 PM
mix cayenne papper with vegetable oil and paint on fences
4/11/2008 2:46:31 PM
Pastes of pepper and peanut butter/sticky edibles on corners/edges discourages chewing. Dogs too!
4/11/2008 2:29:48 PM
free choice grass hay, company, and activity
4/11/2008 2:09:42 PM
build metal piping stalls
4/11/2008 1:24:07 PM
rub a bar of Irish Spring body soap on fence areas and horses will stay clear...it really works!
4/11/2008 12:51:06 PM
4/11/2008 11:40:58 AM
less stall time - more paddock time
4/11/2008 11:14:27 AM
But only where the garlic catches on the stall. They love it and mostly lick it and then bite the wo
4/11/2008 10:57:16 AM
pipe fences and concrete stalls
4/11/2008 10:55:23 AM
we use "no chew" spray
4/11/2008 10:09:47 AM
4/11/2008 9:59:29 AM
I have tried every product on the market and some that were home made.
4/11/2008 9:52:44 AM
keep them enoughb salt
4/11/2008 9:34:27 AM
Electric wire on pasture fences
4/11/2008 9:02:33 AM
tried everything, had to put fence over all accessable wood.
4/11/2008 8:48:37 AM
feed them more hay, they are hungry. My horse given adequate hay has never chewed
4/11/2008 8:47:00 AM
Have tried everything and given up. Replace wood.
4/11/2008 8:46:48 AM
I have 16 horses about 3 are wood chewing.
4/11/2008 8:43:09 AM
A couple of trees were stripped last year, but nothing else - we have pipe fencing
4/11/2008 8:42:08 AM
Trees! They are beavers, and this started only with the hay shortage as we cannot feed free choice.
4/11/2008 8:24:58 AM
I provide plenty of hay at all times to satisfy their need to chew
4/11/2008 8:01:37 AM
out on 35 acres of pasture 24/7
4/11/2008 7:27:52 AM
A horse that is content and happy doesn't need to entertain himself or find food.
4/11/2008 6:03:17 AM
feed more hay
4/11/2008 5:04:25 AM
Paint/ spray a special bad tasting paint onto everything- they hate the taste so are discouraged!
4/11/2008 3:59:08 AM
Feeding Quitt has been a true solution.
4/11/2008 1:10:03 AM
Put metal over boards
4/11/2008 12:45:49 AM
Wrapping non-climb fencing around trees saved them. I screwed 1 1/2 inch angle iron to every corner
4/11/2008 12:26:10 AM
our weanlings chew on an old board fence
4/11/2008 12:16:38 AM
They chew when they are bored
4/10/2008 11:58:24 PM
Absolutely recommend hotwire on board fence which prevents chewing as well as challenging the fence
4/10/2008 11:53:54 PM
big pasture to forage/roam
4/10/2008 11:52:53 PM
Lessen time in stalls; provide interesting activities, toys; pasture time
4/10/2008 11:48:24 PM
I have tried every thing except the cribbing collar or a muzzle to keep my standardbred from chewin
4/10/2008 11:29:59 PM
Chew stop painted many places; some horses better when on pasture
4/10/2008 11:25:43 PM
plenty of hay, loose mineral/salt always available. Dewormed regularly, teeth work done yearly.
4/10/2008 11:24:20 PM
Metal corner strips on everything possible.
4/10/2008 11:09:40 PM
Ivory dish soap and cayenne pepper
4/10/2008 10:51:08 PM
Irish Spring soap rubbed on the wood.
4/10/2008 10:37:41 PM
Keeping a horse from getting bored and feeding minerals and carrots, as a tasty treat!
4/10/2008 10:32:23 PM
Keep them from being bored or stressed. Your vet can rule out any medical problems with an exam.
4/10/2008 10:16:59 PM
keep them turned out
4/10/2008 10:15:16 PM
Electric wire along the area chewed helps at my farm.
4/10/2008 10:13:27 PM
Chew stop spray
4/10/2008 10:03:08 PM
Keep plenty of hay in front of them and keep them busy.
4/10/2008 8:24:40 PM
out of boredom in the long winter monthes
4/10/2008 7:50:28 PM
Not any more. We changed fencing to a metal fencing , no more chewing.
4/10/2008 7:46:04 PM
plastic drywall corners secured to wood
4/10/2008 7:35:19 PM
Barn and fence is galvanized steel, common in Arizona
4/10/2008 7:16:29 PM
I put plastic garden containers over the fence posts - that is working.
4/10/2008 7:13:27 PM
Quitt and lots of hay in the stall
4/10/2008 6:47:27 PM
never had that problem
4/10/2008 6:20:41 PM
Our two mares chew the bark off the trees.
4/10/2008 6:17:12 PM
horses tend to chew wood and eat dirt when they are missing minerals, offer a loose salt/mineral sup
4/10/2008 4:18:59 PM
use paint on products on market
4/10/2008 4:17:20 PM
1 out of 6 chews. Turn out more. use metal flashing on doors and elect. wire.
4/10/2008 3:41:44 PM
cover all wood edges with mesh or corner beading
4/10/2008 2:40:23 PM
Occasionally a nibble on the barn door - I think it is when they want in for grain
4/10/2008 2:29:16 PM
My Mare chews the fence only when she is annoyed she has taught my gelding to do too sharing is fun
4/10/2008 1:08:24 PM
use a mixture of different hot sauces then heat them up before you apply it.
4/10/2008 1:01:28 PM
used motor oil
4/10/2008 12:56:42 PM
Everytime I see Casper chewing on something I do not go and get a treat 4 him at the end of the day.
4/10/2008 12:52:18 PM
Only when they are in more than they are used to. Otherwise no.
4/10/2008 12:43:32 PM
miracle collar works!
4/10/2008 12:17:02 PM
4/10/2008 11:58:11 AM
As much paddock time as possible!
4/10/2008 11:40:18 AM
but they do lean on the non-barbed wire portions of my fenceand mess it up.
4/10/2008 11:36:27 AM
The horses live in a herd situation, are out 24/7 on a variety of surfaces and they have many obstac
4/10/2008 11:34:27 AM
I put branches in the pens for them to chew on and they leave the fences alone, electric fences help
4/10/2008 11:05:39 AM
Keep them busy, engaged, entertained.
4/10/2008 11:04:47 AM
I try to keep them close together so they can talk to each other
4/10/2008 11:02:59 AM
not too bad though
4/10/2008 10:59:41 AM
We ran electric line and use a solar charger . We solved it that way and have no more issues
4/10/2008 10:29:16 AM
Only when not ridden for a few days
4/10/2008 10:26:41 AM
providing mineral blocks
4/10/2008 10:12:56 AM
It helps to cut poplar limbs & place them in the paddocks, this keeps them off the barn & fence.
4/10/2008 10:11:55 AM
I paint the wood with Pine Sol - works better than anything I have tried
4/10/2008 10:07:01 AM
Apply a non-chewing product on fences.
4/10/2008 10:02:12 AM
only when stalled for long periods
4/10/2008 9:45:59 AM
placing PVC piping on top rail made them stop
4/10/2008 9:41:58 AM
Use Quit by Farnam!
4/10/2008 9:33:07 AM
preventing boredom is the best way to curb chewing
4/10/2008 9:24:09 AM
We paint all wood with Chew Halt. It works great.
4/10/2008 9:09:29 AM
Lots of turn out, constant access to hay and test for ulcers
4/10/2008 8:33:00 AM
Add apple cider vinegar to feed
4/10/2008 7:48:03 AM
give them likit treats and toys
4/10/2008 7:11:03 AM
All surfaces must be flat and hard to grip. Use electric fencing in the field on rails and around pe
4/10/2008 6:45:11 AM
they have plenty of turn-out time with other horses
4/10/2008 3:31:48 AM
4/9/2008 11:47:59 PM
used motor oil & black pepper painted over the chewed area.
4/9/2008 11:30:35 PM
Hay plus pasture to keep them busy
4/9/2008 11:26:04 PM
cheep dish liquid soap
4/9/2008 10:55:58 PM
I try to keep them outdoors as much as possible, but when it's wet, they're in. Just bored!
4/9/2008 10:53:23 PM
My 2 horses do not chew on their stalls
4/9/2008 10:42:19 PM
Let them have all the first cutting hay that they want.
4/9/2008 9:50:23 PM
irish spring soap does good until the next rain
4/9/2008 9:50:07 PM
Snug fit Miracle Collar
4/9/2008 9:45:27 PM
It's best to get a cribbing collar for your horse if he cribs
4/9/2008 9:44:00 PM
PCV pipe on all top edges... my biggest beavers don't like it
4/9/2008 9:38:21 PM
one 4yr old filly started chewing her stall. no others in the heard chew
4/9/2008 9:32:56 PM
They practically ate the barn down when it was new, they don't chew much anymore
4/9/2008 9:30:23 PM
boredom toys, my horses love them!!!
4/9/2008 9:02:43 PM
they all chew the trees!!
4/9/2008 8:45:04 PM
chicken wire around trees
4/9/2008 8:40:12 PM
paint with creosote
4/9/2008 8:30:49 PM
Just like a termite
4/9/2008 7:53:08 PM
My donkeys are beavers in disguise.
4/9/2008 7:40:15 PM
cribbing collar-nutcracker type
4/9/2008 7:35:31 PM
give them a toy to play with
4/9/2008 7:02:09 PM
dish soap painted on surface
4/9/2008 6:41:17 PM
cayene, red chile flakes and habenaro sauce, mix thick like a paste and spread on wood
4/9/2008 6:37:48 PM
I try to keep them in pasture as much as possible
4/9/2008 6:19:11 PM
chyenn pepper paste and electric fencing wire
4/9/2008 6:14:21 PM
We have put up horse mesh fence & wrapped it around the top board to prevent chewing
4/9/2008 6:09:34 PM
slather Halt Cribbing on everything chewable
4/9/2008 5:31:15 PM
Leon doesn't usually crib, just a little in the pasture when his buddies are.
4/9/2008 5:11:38 PM
Feed enough forage /fiber and they will not chew
4/9/2008 5:07:23 PM
Lots of good hay in winter and toys in the field
4/9/2008 4:54:52 PM
She has maximum time outside to keep her mentally healthy.
4/9/2008 4:54:12 PM
4/9/2008 4:51:55 PM
No, but only because we have worked hard to make them unpalitable
4/9/2008 4:49:31 PM
I painted mine and it detoured him for awhile
4/9/2008 4:35:30 PM
Metal instead of wood
4/9/2008 4:22:25 PM
Miss Lillie is 3/4 TB and 1/4 beaver-got thru 12 x2 overnite once
4/9/2008 4:13:36 PM
proper feeding-free choice quality hay, alfalfa pellets, high fiber, low starch diets,plenty of t/o
4/9/2008 4:08:45 PM
4/9/2008 4:03:50 PM
they are at liberty to walk in and out of their stable when they want to
4/9/2008 3:51:14 PM
4/9/2008 3:49:56 PM
Not w whole lot, but sometimes, probably if bored
4/9/2008 3:39:46 PM
Bitter Apple spray
4/9/2008 3:33:36 PM
split her food portions into 4 feedings/day instead of 2
4/9/2008 2:45:14 PM
my horses chew each others blankets in the winter. I use bitter apple reappling after rain
4/9/2008 2:25:44 PM
he bites the pipe corrals
4/9/2008 2:15:30 PM
Weavers Cribbing Collar works the best, but you have to remove it regularly so they don't get sores
4/9/2008 2:12:15 PM
extra hay and turn out time
4/9/2008 1:46:18 PM
Electric fencing and horses are kept occupied by being out side as long as up to 16hrs in summer.
4/9/2008 1:45:29 PM
Recently replaced boards, painted, and added a hot wire. No chewing yet.
4/9/2008 1:25:32 PM
Hay, free choice, or in one (or two) of those nylon haynets from Dover that have tiny openings.
4/9/2008 1:13:28 PM
nope, lucky me
4/9/2008 1:12:14 PM
Lucky us! No cribbers!!!
4/9/2008 12:44:03 PM
In stalls only if not allowed turn out - electric pasture fence keeps them off
4/9/2008 12:39:45 PM
Not until a visiting horse showed them. Chew stop works, but is ugly, clear does not work!
4/9/2008 12:35:17 PM
Dycosote. It's USDA approved, non-carcinogenic and will work on most chewers!
4/9/2008 12:34:04 PM
They are too busy eating grass
4/9/2008 12:26:14 PM
yes, yes, yes, help - help - what can I do to stop this habit
4/9/2008 12:24:46 PM
mine have plenty of room and never spend time in a stall
4/9/2008 12:24:21 PM
One chews, not cribs, after she is given a treat. Others chew in winter a bit.
4/9/2008 12:20:48 PM
paint boards with a mixture of hot chilli peppers
4/9/2008 12:15:14 PM
4 years ago I started adding Nutrena Rocky Mountain Minerals they are happy and content.
4/9/2008 12:12:05 PM
electricfences stop chewing, plenty of grass & hay gives their mouths stuff to do, no barns for us.
4/9/2008 12:09:46 PM
Make sure they have plenty of turnout time so they're happy & have interesting things to do.
4/9/2008 11:50:01 AM
Chew Stop (the natural cinnamon kind) works great for a low level offender :)
4/9/2008 11:45:35 AM
4/9/2008 11:41:17 AM
I have one wind sucker off the track-- terrible habit and was not disclosed to me when I purchased.
4/9/2008 11:24:56 AM
Absolutely!!! And not just when confined. I think a couple of them are part beaver!
4/9/2008 11:24:22 AM
If they start I apply Crisco and then tabasco which they hate and quit the habit quickly
4/9/2008 11:15:51 AM
I have polyurethan fences.
4/9/2008 11:12:45 AM
Turn him out with a friend
4/9/2008 11:03:39 AM
My filly likes the trees more.
4/9/2008 10:52:36 AM
Give them a block of wood
4/9/2008 10:48:24 AM
The product, Halt Cribbing, is the only thing that stops mine from wood-chewing.
4/9/2008 10:35:27 AM
HAVEN'T YET FOUND ANYTHING TO DETOUR CRIBBING
4/9/2008 10:35:19 AM
Only one chews. Two lick. The rest are fine. No suggestions have made a difference.
4/9/2008 10:31:27 AM
No, but 2 horses in the barn do. 1 with collar does well, 1 without cribs and chews constantly
4/9/2008 10:05:40 AM
In 45 yrs I never had a wood chew or a weaver. Horses get all day turnout.
4/9/2008 9:45:10 AM
Doesn't do it on pipe corral stall walls, but will play with wooden wheelbarrow handles or stalls.
4/9/2008 9:43:30 AM
No, because they are turned out 24/7 in big pastures
4/9/2008 9:42:25 AM
24 hour access to turnout except in extreme weather.
4/9/2008 9:38:39 AM
this year it has been horable, not sure why they are chewing. they never have in the past
4/9/2008 9:35:15 AM
Quitt helps a little
4/9/2008 9:34:01 AM
1 part palmolive dish soap, 2 parts water, 1/4 part very hot pepper powder
4/9/2008 9:29:35 AM
Bored horses need something to do. If they lack room to roam or companions to play with, they become
4/9/2008 9:28:21 AM
Letting her out and keeping her in regular exercise normally stops the chewing.
4/9/2008 9:24:02 AM
Only if stalled up
4/9/2008 9:20:07 AM
no matter how much pasture, they always seem to prefer to eat the barn ... aluminum caps where feas
4/9/2008 9:14:55 AM
3 cribbers and all others chew wood no solution found
4/9/2008 9:10:37 AM
QUITT worked for awhile, but is no longer effective.
4/9/2008 8:59:41 AM
they are well fed, but boredom makes them behave like beavers
4/9/2008 8:53:25 AM
Horses crib because of stomach pains. They can't belch-this is what they do. Change feed.
4/9/2008 8:52:13 AM
cover stall surfaces with metal, electric fencing outside
4/9/2008 8:46:54 AM
Your horse does this because he is bored, so buy him a toy or put an item over his mouth to prevent
4/9/2008 8:38:43 AM
I use Oak wood in my barn and as rails for my fencing. Jolly Balls are good for boredom.
4/9/2008 8:25:22 AM
Thank goodness we've never had a problem
4/9/2008 8:24:28 AM
used motor oil--make sure there is no antifreeze accidentally mixed in and paint it on th wood.
4/9/2008 8:13:28 AM
youngster just started doing it, I'm hoping it's teething I use treated wood wher possible and coat
4/9/2008 8:06:40 AM
horses in open field with lean to shed for shelter and are happy healthy horses
4/9/2008 8:04:48 AM
They do chew branches and treew some especially in the early spring.
4/9/2008 8:00:42 AM
If it's made of wood, any wood, they eat it.
4/9/2008 7:56:42 AM
Only one does & only at feeding time. He does it in his stall waiting for his grain.
4/9/2008 7:47:20 AM
I miss creosote which was cheap and worked well to discourage chewing
4/9/2008 7:07:13 AM
Don't let them get bored!!
4/9/2008 6:48:44 AM
Correction with a rub on the nose worked for me.
4/9/2008 6:05:34 AM
Our horses are in run in stables, so don't need to get bored. There are also lots of trees around.
4/9/2008 5:40:29 AM
NO ... but she's only 4 ...
4/9/2008 5:37:24 AM
Bitter apple keeps him off.
4/9/2008 4:53:23 AM
extreme chewing wood, metal, 24 hr t/o, hay 3-5 x day
4/9/2008 4:48:06 AM
muzzle while in the stall and hotwire top of boards
4/9/2008 4:37:36 AM
turn them out sometimes. Often they only do these things because they're bored
4/9/2008 3:39:48 AM
My horse cribs or windsucks. I even find him eating bark when hes bored!
4/9/2008 3:32:12 AM
My horse are out most of the day to prevent boredom
4/9/2008 2:22:55 AM
When left alone to long,bored and weather stress
4/9/2008 2:05:17 AM
Physical barrier - heavy wire hog or Del Mar panels over vulnerable spots in pens.
4/9/2008 1:57:33 AM
He chews his door even when he's outside as we never shut them in. Maybe just teething.
4/9/2008 1:42:25 AM
4/9/2008 1:41:42 AM
Use metal building and fencing materials.
4/9/2008 1:19:01 AM
Concrete Barn w/metal stall doors/bars-they chew buckets instead :-)
4/9/2008 12:57:57 AM
Pasture turnout and carboleneum paint on the paddock fences
4/9/2008 12:52:40 AM
Lots of turnout, adequate roughage in feed, play toys if stalled; youngsters will always chew!
4/9/2008 12:33:05 AM
I leave branches, tree trunks etc for additional forage.
4/9/2008 12:28:17 AM
never bored and not lacking the minerals that they sometimes search for
4/9/2008 12:17:00 AM
lots of turnout as well as hay in front of them at least 70 to 80% of the time.
4/9/2008 12:15:17 AM
Anything wooden, even with Quitt
4/9/2008 12:11:18 AM
Windsucking collars, chilli paste spread on fences
4/9/2008 12:06:08 AM
and trees., too!!
4/8/2008 11:53:29 PM
Make sure that they have free choice to grass hay, free choice vitamins and minerals
4/8/2008 11:48:44 PM
unless its excessive i don't worry about it.
4/8/2008 11:45:47 PM
keep them busy eating hay and grass. Some still seem to need to put everything within reach in thei
4/8/2008 11:24:48 PM
Only a few on their stalls
4/8/2008 11:24:33 PM
cayenne mixed with hot sauce, painted on wood!
4/8/2008 11:21:43 PM
4/8/2008 11:15:59 PM
Modern horses are a GMO....too much beaver DNA has been spliced in!!!
4/8/2008 11:14:33 PM
I'll take any info I can get because nothing works
4/8/2008 10:54:40 PM
Paint the wood with hot sauce and baby oil
4/8/2008 10:50:09 PM
1 mule doesn't. the other is a termite and nothing dissuades her.
4/8/2008 10:48:27 PM
So far, I have only a licker in my four. He does this after eating his oat mix.
4/8/2008 10:48:00 PM
hot wire on fences, metal capping on stalls, play things to lessen boredom, free hay for munchers
4/8/2008 10:39:54 PM
original scent Ben Gay rubbed into wood is a great preventative.
4/8/2008 10:33:28 PM
high quality feed and hay at all times with 12-14 hours of turnout avoid this habit
4/8/2008 10:33:02 PM
4/8/2008 10:32:07 PM
Increase turnout time in a pasture with grass
4/8/2008 10:30:23 PM
Some do. I cover it with steel angle iron when I can. Keeping cribbers in the pasture helps too.
4/8/2008 10:18:57 PM
24 x 7 pasture turn out.
4/8/2008 10:07:53 PM
Digestive enzymes have helped
4/8/2008 10:03:39 PM
They keep busy with lots of hay.
4/8/2008 10:03:25 PM
red pepper and oil soak my wood, don't rub your eyes after touching my fences....!!!!!
4/8/2008 10:00:14 PM
if your horse chews on wood he may need more fiber in his diet,
4/8/2008 9:59:07 PM
ciyane pepper mixed w/vaseline
4/8/2008 9:53:14 PM
I have a Castle Brook Barn and none of our horses chew on it as there is nothing for them to chew.
4/8/2008 9:46:14 PM
I paint all my wooden fences with sump oil that stop's them.
4/8/2008 9:45:34 PM
most is metak stall walls are the only wood
4/8/2008 9:40:56 PM
The one cribber I have improved markedly when I put him on UlcerGard for a month.
4/8/2008 9:36:17 PM
electric wire around top
4/8/2008 9:35:08 PM
Keep them fed properly and busy.
4/8/2008 9:31:43 PM
Keep them outside 24/7 with access to shelter.
4/8/2008 9:29:51 PM
Eliminate all wood and make sure your horse gets a lot of work so boredom is minimal.
4/8/2008 9:27:53 PM
brush motor oil on the wood
4/8/2008 9:19:45 PM
i HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH CHEWING BY COVERING THE EDGE OF BOARDS WITH GYP ROCK CORNER BEADING
4/8/2008 9:14:45 PM
vinyl fencing! I love it.
4/8/2008 9:14:08 PM
He stays outside 24 x 7, electric fencing, lots of hay, a friend to play with :o)
4/8/2008 9:08:27 PM
4/8/2008 9:06:58 PM
Also trees. Avoid treated timber in construction as poisonous to horses.
4/8/2008 9:06:50 PM
Provide a non-poisonus tree limb in the pasture for them to chew on, poplar works well.
4/8/2008 8:56:05 PM
she used to chew constantly before I pput her on 24/7 turnout.
4/8/2008 8:51:41 PM
But the chew the heck out of trees.
4/8/2008 8:49:10 PM
4/8/2008 8:41:38 PM
An electric wire on the top of the board/pole
4/8/2008 8:40:26 PM
use pipe fences. also the product Quitt seems to help.
4/8/2008 8:40:15 PM
a confined stallion chews; the others do not.
4/8/2008 8:37:42 PM
move horse to stall with metal rails
4/8/2008 8:36:45 PM
hay available 24/7
4/8/2008 8:28:55 PM
i put corrogated drain pipe split down one side and stretch over the sides of my water trough
4/8/2008 8:26:30 PM
Rub fences with soap
4/8/2008 8:25:16 PM
make sure they have mineral salt and use a grazing muzzle on the "beaver"
4/8/2008 8:21:41 PM
Aluminum angle on corners and edges!
4/8/2008 8:19:09 PM
I have tried sprays, toys...I think my horse is part beaver!!
4/8/2008 8:18:16 PM
no, they get tournout 24-7 yearround there never that bored
4/8/2008 8:07:25 PM
my stable won't feed enough hay, I am leaving.
4/8/2008 7:58:30 PM
we put sheetrock corner beading on all the edges of the wood, it's metal!
4/8/2008 7:56:58 PM
They're beavers regardless of stall toys, lots of turnout in big padocks, free choice hay when in.
4/8/2008 7:52:12 PM
I use Moorman's Grostrong mineral.
4/8/2008 7:50:48 PM
if your horse chews he is probobly mineral deficient
I have smeared softened Irish Spring soap on favorite chewing areas.
4/8/2008 7:50:01 PM
Plenty of turn-out time!!!
4/8/2008 7:45:04 PM
Occasionally on the barn (wood). I spray it with a stop chew product and they will stop for awhile
4/8/2008 7:43:02 PM
4/8/2008 7:39:07 PM
All fences have hot wire across the top and all corners in the stalls have aluminum channel attached
4/8/2008 7:34:42 PM
hot wire and electric fencing
4/8/2008 7:29:36 PM
and trees, saddles, bridles, basicaly anything he can get his mouth on
4/8/2008 7:27:51 PM
give them lots of turnout & a hay based diet
4/8/2008 7:14:27 PM
Colorless crib halt applied to wood works well
4/8/2008 7:13:42 PM
4/8/2008 7:12:15 PM
one is a cribber but I have one that exhibits pica as well if he is left in the stall too much
4/8/2008 7:11:22 PM
Electric Fence,( run it around top of all wood fences.)
4/8/2008 7:09:34 PM
they have plenty to keep them busy
4/8/2008 7:04:12 PM
paint everything with mcnasty!
4/8/2008 7:02:07 PM
broke them of it with homemade cayenne pepper sol.
4/8/2008 6:58:48 PM
I use mix hot cheyene pepper with chew stop or oil.
4/8/2008 6:56:32 PM
feed them often and give them plenty of pasture time so they don't get bored
4/8/2008 6:51:24 PM
so far, no Sprays or paint ons have worked... neither does mineral/vitamin supplementing
4/8/2008 6:51:20 PM
only the babies
4/8/2008 6:51:03 PM
My mare doesn't, but there are plenty of horses at our barn that do.
4/8/2008 6:50:07 PM
Put PVC pipe around wood,stops it.
4/8/2008 6:42:56 PM
Have wooden planks in 2 spots on the fence line. Only thing they are chewing on though,
4/8/2008 6:35:58 PM
tobasco sauce works too, unless they like it
4/8/2008 6:33:57 PM
they chew on the stall boards
4/8/2008 6:29:21 PM
NOTHING WORKED with my mare, except for the 'Quitt' supplement.
4/8/2008 6:16:33 PM
on pasture 24 -7
4/8/2008 6:13:55 PM
turnout, turnout, turnout
4/8/2008 6:09:09 PM
i have used hot sauce on the tops of stall boards with success.
4/8/2008 6:08:44 PM
creosote treated lumber
4/8/2008 6:07:35 PM
One did, out of anxiety I think, when we first got him, but he stopped when he got acclimated
4/8/2008 6:04:41 PM
a boarded horse!!
4/8/2008 6:02:48 PM
I've started calling my new colt a beaver, as he chews on everything from round pens to trees! ahhh
4/8/2008 6:02:18 PM
lots of hay!
4/8/2008 6:01:47 PM
Hot pepper sauce mixed with cooking oil and sprayed onto wood surfaces!
4/8/2008 6:01:23 PM
24x24 pipe stall and horse that gets regular exercise
4/8/2008 5:56:27 PM
Rap Last or No Chew & if that d/n work; metal covers over exposed wood.
4/8/2008 5:55:38 PM
covering barn joists and stall edges with rubber flooring or carpet
4/8/2008 5:54:50 PM
I have a metal Barnmaster barn and Electrobraid on the top rail of my wood fence.
4/8/2008 5:54:15 PM
The only wood they chew on are the mesquite trees. Why??????
4/8/2008 5:53:10 PM
All the TIME!
4/8/2008 5:49:51 PM
The best deterent was Creosote.
4/8/2008 5:49:20 PM
Wood and other areas are covered with a heavy diamond wire mesh. Outside fences with electric fence.
4/8/2008 5:38:45 PM
I only stall in severe weather, use Chewstop or other inhibitors
4/8/2008 5:28:36 PM
keep them occupied and happy with enough hay for foragel
4/8/2008 5:25:22 PM
only in the spring..bar soap helps stop them from chewing. They get hay 5 x a day as well.
4/8/2008 5:21:54 PM
bccause he was not getting enough forage and had developed an ulcer.
4/8/2008 5:21:07 PM
Toys! Cones, exercise balls, basket balls, rubber tubs, anything to play w/to stop chewing my barn.
4/8/2008 5:19:15 PM
hay pellets, lotsof fiber
4/8/2008 5:10:24 PM
cover wood with metal U profiles/strips where possible
4/8/2008 5:09:06 PM
Only during the winter when the weather is bad and they only go out for a few hours each day.
4/8/2008 5:06:22 PM
Rebuild with oak instead of pine or other soft wood. Quit helps some, but not all.
4/8/2008 4:59:53 PM
used to chew wood at old barn. New barn is concrete with PVC fence and I provide hay or grass 24/7
4/8/2008 4:58:41 PM
They have always been good horses. I spend a lot of time with them.
4/8/2008 4:58:32 PM
Lots of pasture time
4/8/2008 4:57:43 PM
One never does, one always does and one only sometimes
4/8/2008 4:51:42 PM
I toss a polar log into the paddocks when they are really chewing a lot
4/8/2008 4:46:54 PM
Using rails instead of planks helps, and hotwiring top of fence
4/8/2008 4:46:51 PM
24/7 turnout may help; they do rub and scratch on posts, tho'
4/8/2008 4:45:57 PM
4/8/2008 4:42:04 PM
No horse should be kept in a stall. Happy horses don't chew!!!
4/8/2008 4:41:13 PM
I give them more exercise and vary their schedules on feeding, training, trail riding .
4/8/2008 4:41:02 PM
They use the fences to itch and itch and itch.
4/8/2008 4:40:55 PM
more exercise alleviates boredom chewing
4/8/2008 4:32:38 PM
I do have 1 that runs her teeth up stall bars.
4/8/2008 4:32:26 PM
Why do people think horses stop chewing by taking off cribbing collars? They don't! They do it more!
4/8/2008 4:31:09 PM
I use chew stop if they start. Another thing that works is hot pepper sauce.
4/8/2008 4:29:04 PM
Miracle collar, works wonders
4/8/2008 4:24:36 PM
Some yes, some no. Mostly if they are bored
4/8/2008 4:24:24 PM
Usually only in the winter, when they start to get board outside.
4/8/2008 4:20:08 PM
4/8/2008 4:18:44 PM
I make sure they get hay 3x a day. There is a mini that will "eat" the fence. Her hay is restricted
4/8/2008 4:17:53 PM
Proper nutrition is key, keep them busy, turn them out so they are not bored!!!!
4/8/2008 4:16:53 PM
One of my two only chew the bark on our trees
4/8/2008 4:16:30 PM
I Hope You Have an answer.
4/8/2008 4:11:01 PM
Paint with Rainmaker and have hay in stall to stop "self-medicating"
4/8/2008 4:10:38 PM
4/8/2008 4:07:52 PM
Running a hot wire and covering wood with tin helps some
4/8/2008 3:58:32 PM
Just on the truck if they get too it.
4/8/2008 3:58:13 PM
HAY -- but there has been such a shortage we've had to feed complete feed and then they're bored!!!
4/8/2008 3:57:16 PM
I used electric fence wire to keep them off the wooden shelter that shades their water trough
4/8/2008 3:56:46 PM
only chews out of boredom in stall, so keep him out as much as possible
4/8/2008 3:56:41 PM
Ace has toys. And he will make toys out of anything he can get hold of.
4/8/2008 3:56:23 PM
One cribber, one chewer, one nibbler, four nothing
4/8/2008 3:52:35 PM
Less boredom! Minimize confinement and maximize freedom in pastures. Coarse hay.
4/8/2008 3:51:47 PM
Put homemade horseradish on it! Stopped that.
4/8/2008 3:51:43 PM
Pipe fences and metal barns
4/8/2008 3:48:16 PM
not so much in the barn, but outside they eat the rails and shelter for lunch!
4/8/2008 3:48:13 PM
This winter was especially bad
4/8/2008 3:45:38 PM
Quitt works great. It is a feed through product.
4/8/2008 3:45:18 PM
diesel mixed with cayenne pepper, painted on
4/8/2008 3:44:29 PM
NOT BARN KEPT. FREE PASTURE AND RUN-IN SHED. HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT FOR BODY AND MIND. NO CRIBBING.
4/8/2008 3:43:58 PM
I call them BEAVER'S!!
4/8/2008 3:43:38 PM
My horse never had the predisposition to chew.
4/8/2008 3:40:24 PM
They have access to hay/pasture 24/7 and get mineral but still persist in gnawing wood.
4/8/2008 3:40:14 PM
There is a spray called McNasty that WORKS, but take care not to breathe it in.
4/8/2008 3:39:27 PM
Sometimes. It seems to be more when the weather is bad and they are bored.
4/8/2008 3:36:31 PM
Plenty of pasture turnout with other horses. Less stress happier in a herd.
4/8/2008 3:35:14 PM
They do not wind suck but like to chew. I have resorted to giving them untreated lumber to chew on.
4/8/2008 3:32:52 PM
Unfortunately I have no tips, but I would like to find out how other owners deal with this situation
4/8/2008 3:32:47 PM
We have flashing installed on top edges in stall, hot wire on board fences
4/8/2008 3:32:20 PM
balanced diet is very important
4/8/2008 3:31:50 PM
Lots of toys
4/8/2008 3:31:22 PM
they eat the hawthorn & fir tree limbs
4/8/2008 3:30:21 PM
Only during winter when forage is limited to twice daily feeding
4/8/2008 3:29:48 PM
4/8/2008 3:29:40 PM
I keep them in pasture, exercised and their minds busy.
4/8/2008 3:29:24 PM
4/8/2008 3:28:35 PM
put metal on edges where possible
4/8/2008 3:26:40 PM
She chews when she is missing a vtitamin or mineral so I increase Grow N Win and she stops it!
4/8/2008 3:18:59 PM
decreased hay rations have led to chewing this year; feed more hay
4/8/2008 3:18:40 PM
I put lemon dishwashing liquid on the fences and now they have stopped chewing.
4/8/2008 3:18:28 PM
I use brown crib halt
4/8/2008 3:13:43 PM
My horse thinks he's a beaver!
4/8/2008 3:09:52 PM
Metal corner moldings wherever they will fit.
4/8/2008 3:09:35 PM
4/8/2008 3:09:07 PM
My three and a half yr old filly learned to crib very early on. I use a neck sweat, works!
4/8/2008 3:00:49 PM
I have one who cribs
4/8/2008 2:59:24 PM
Make sure they have plenty of roughage.
4/8/2008 2:59:23 PM
Spraying "McNasty" once a week seems to help.
4/8/2008 2:58:55 PM
they're outside and not bored so they don't chew
4/8/2008 2:57:18 PM
when I get horses that bear the wood, I cut 3-4 ft. lenghts of poplar or willow and toss in paddock.
4/8/2008 2:56:07 PM
They can't chew -- we use pipe corrals and barns
4/8/2008 2:55:29 PM
4/8/2008 2:54:51 PM
He eats bark off trees,other horses' tails & anything he can get his teeth on(he's out on pasture)
4/8/2008 2:54:31 PM
I have a 31 yo cribber - all agree cribbing keeps him young at heart - go figure
4/8/2008 2:51:07 PM
The barn, the fences... I'm glad I don't have a wooden leg.
4/8/2008 2:47:08 PM
I don't have horses, I have 4-legged, 1,200-pound termites.
4/8/2008 2:46:07 PM
At least one thing that has not happened YET !!!!
4/8/2008 2:37:53 PM
A bar of soap rubbed on the fence or stall door is effective--it tastes bad but won't hurt them.
4/8/2008 2:25:01 PM
I asked the horses about all the teeth marks on my new riding arena fence...said it was big termites
4/8/2008 2:23:00 PM
paint used motor oil on the boards
4/8/2008 2:03:51 PM
Not in her stall, but outside
4/8/2008 1:21:35 PM
High tensile fence, metal stalls
4/8/2008 12:45:29 PM
make sure that they have alot of grass
4/8/2008 12:25:01 PM
old, dried-up grass in winter for pasture saves the barn
4/8/2008 12:03:08 PM
mare taught her foal who taught two others, hay 24/7
4/8/2008 11:36:13 AM
use lower quality hay for snacking
4/8/2008 11:25:41 AM
only when confined
4/8/2008 10:37:39 AM
no pine boards
4/8/2008 10:29:01 AM
I sprayed No Chew on the fence and he has never chewed since
4/8/2008 10:17:48 AM
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