A Bad, Bad Thing

What "bad habits" do your horses have?
(Check all that apply)

Cribbing/chewing on wood, etc.

Total votes cast: 1399

Comments & Write-in Answers

For cribbing, I purchased Quitt formula from my local co-op and it worked great. stopped in 4 days.

3/2/2009 11:58:28 PM

escaping from paddock to sleep on porch

3/2/2009 11:39:14 PM

I am so lucky. I have 5 horses and none of them have any "bad habits".

3/2/2009 10:36:50 PM

I use a spray-on pruning seal.

3/2/2009 10:12:53 PM

I have 8 horses and none of them have bad habits

3/2/2009 9:56:11 PM

make sure he has company

3/2/2009 9:18:07 PM

none - they are both angels

3/2/2009 8:29:21 PM

swift kick

3/2/2009 8:05:03 PM

Chewing on wood

3/2/2009 6:42:16 PM

none. I don/'t tolerate those habits in my horses.

3/2/2009 6:13:29 PM

Think hard about that particular horse and develop a plan. Be willing to change your approach.

3/2/2009 4:52:42 PM

I rarely give him the chance to "weave" by keeping him outside as much as possible

3/2/2009 4:32:28 PM

One horse out of my eight cribs, the others like to chew on wood when bored in the barn during long

3/2/2009 3:37:36 PM

nutrition/ bodywork

3/2/2009 2:49:36 PM

more turnout

3/2/2009 2:47:25 PM

one of my horses weaves if bored

3/2/2009 2:39:06 PM

an act of protest to flee , he rears and backs up . riding is tricky too.

3/2/2009 1:35:53 PM

Weaving - as an expression of fear/nerves. Not a vice.

3/2/2009 11:56:55 AM

so far nothing has stopped it

3/2/2009 11:51:59 AM


3/2/2009 11:23:33 AM

None-Provide plenty of forage especially when stalled-try for maximum turnout time

3/1/2009 8:47:14 PM

wood chewing - give them fibrous hay to chew instead, weaving - horse wants to be turned out NOW!

3/1/2009 7:57:03 PM

More work...he's always like this at the end of winter

3/1/2009 6:44:23 PM

My horses are perfect!

3/1/2009 6:43:51 PM

more excerise or turnout

3/1/2009 5:38:35 PM

Spooking. Tried lots of things...John Lyons Training working best.

3/1/2009 4:26:10 PM

2 horses paw at feeding time.........they wait till they don't paw and then get fed

3/1/2009 3:14:33 PM

let him out of his feeding pen

3/1/2009 1:40:57 PM

Pulls back when tied. Use blocker tie ring and he ground ties.

3/1/2009 1:38:40 PM

miracle collar

3/1/2009 10:56:59 AM

kick back quickly and shout NO!

2/28/2009 11:19:47 PM

1st time cinching, everytime 16 yrs tries to bite

2/28/2009 10:33:44 PM

lots of hay, hot sauce on surfaces

2/28/2009 9:42:49 PM

none or I wouldn't own them

2/28/2009 8:42:54 PM

paint it with diesel fuel

2/28/2009 7:53:25 PM


2/28/2009 5:49:35 PM

miracle collar

2/28/2009 5:09:57 PM

Paint tree trunks/barn wood with Halt Cribbing. Up exercise and provide tree branches in paddock.

2/28/2009 4:18:28 PM

keep them busy...

2/28/2009 3:42:33 PM

I have tried cribbing collars but it doesn't stop him.

2/28/2009 3:22:23 PM

don't have a remedy for cribbing, nothing I've tried has worked except using a muzzle.

2/28/2009 3:11:35 PM

Free choice barley straw

2/28/2009 2:47:03 PM

None these are all signs that something is wrong your job is to figure it out and fix it.

2/28/2009 11:05:51 AM

Most vices are a result of boredom and lack of exercise. I utilize in and out stalls and pasture/hay

2/28/2009 10:15:24 AM


2/28/2009 9:45:23 AM

dish soap

2/28/2009 9:42:53 AM

repulsive "Cribox"

2/28/2009 4:51:55 AM

montys roberts methods as well as treating the horse like a horse as much as possible have worked wo

2/28/2009 3:27:43 AM

my appaloosa won't tie

2/28/2009 12:37:35 AM

If it's wooden they eat it

2/28/2009 12:14:06 AM

my horses are perfect!

2/27/2009 11:05:05 PM


2/27/2009 10:20:50 PM


2/27/2009 9:27:09 PM

A good short spanking with a whip

2/27/2009 9:04:34 PM

does not crib but chews/eats wood in winter[cold weather stress] bar soap rubbed on wood,works well

2/27/2009 8:25:23 PM

regular riding and habinaro sauce in his favorite cribbing spots

2/27/2009 8:12:29 PM

Idon't seem to have any of the common vices. I don't allow them to start/continus and train my own a

2/27/2009 7:33:35 PM

electric fence

2/27/2009 6:59:12 PM

Bitter Apple

2/27/2009 6:22:07 PM

None, My horses get lots of turn out time with other horses.

2/27/2009 5:25:54 PM

use a lemon

2/27/2009 5:24:24 PM

Plays in waterer. I use horse toys, turnout, sometimes it works.

2/27/2009 4:42:18 PM

bite him back

2/27/2009 4:23:25 PM

I am too generous with the treats. They aren't that pushy tho - they know I'll DECK 'EM if need be

2/27/2009 3:40:03 PM

Wish I had one

2/27/2009 3:21:24 PM


2/27/2009 3:19:31 PM

keepin my eyes peeled!

2/27/2009 3:03:39 PM

i usualy just ride it out of her

2/27/2009 2:51:05 PM

More work, Steel stables & Yards

2/27/2009 2:17:47 PM

One bucks-ride more; one cribs-no remedy; one weaves while outside trying to get back to her stall.

2/27/2009 1:58:37 PM

None, proper nutrition,exercise,training=no vices

2/27/2009 1:39:46 PM

being the boss

2/27/2009 1:25:52 PM

Pawing. When he does it, I make him move his feet.

2/27/2009 12:51:16 PM

turnout 24/7 vit.b-1

2/27/2009 11:16:17 AM

I have a super horse. None of the listed habits apply to her. 22 yrs and still well behaved.

2/27/2009 11:11:29 AM

remarkable, our stud cribbed, he was recently cut and hasn't spent a moment since setting his teeth

2/27/2009 10:59:20 AM

replace the boards

2/27/2009 10:30:22 AM

He was gelded at 4, and still exhibits some stallion-like behavior.

2/27/2009 9:54:16 AM


2/27/2009 8:09:39 AM

really doesn't have any; guess she had a wonderful trainer

2/27/2009 6:46:24 AM

I rescue OTTBs & I ride well enough to ignore it. That works!

2/27/2009 6:31:48 AM

None of the above, and all these habits could be stopped with proper riding and care.

2/27/2009 2:29:32 AM

pawing at feedtime, make them stop before feeding, used to eat tree bark but stopped by selves

2/26/2009 10:51:06 PM

I picked 'other' because my horse stall-walks and digs holes. She does it less when she's worked.

2/26/2009 10:34:15 PM

keep teeth floated regularly

2/26/2009 10:31:45 PM

sbatching her head around and up

2/26/2009 9:25:19 PM

Why should a horse have any of these? 12 horses, NO bad habits, training & treatment goes a LONG way

2/26/2009 9:15:13 PM

1 horse bucks, 1 horse chews wood

2/26/2009 9:07:36 PM

My gelding likes to flap his lips when he's bored or anxious--VERY annoying.

2/26/2009 9:03:18 PM

Turn-out to prevent the weaving and pulling back shoes to decrease horse injuries from kicking. The

2/26/2009 8:41:30 PM

Also stall walking....so he lives outside now!

2/26/2009 8:16:47 PM

None of the above

2/26/2009 8:13:53 PM

Pacing the stall, around and around.

2/26/2009 8:07:54 PM

I used hotwire to keep him from cribbing on our fencing.

2/26/2009 7:45:37 PM

next time I won't build with wood!

2/26/2009 7:44:42 PM

NO bad habits! Barron's perfect!!

2/26/2009 7:16:34 PM

none.as iI don't let them have any.

2/26/2009 7:10:45 PM

more hay, minerals

2/26/2009 6:54:41 PM

pawing - i let the old guy do it! for wood chewing, chicken wire

2/26/2009 6:43:14 PM

usually means that I didn't warm her up enough, her she stood in her stall too long

2/26/2009 6:27:53 PM

Really,they have no glaring vices. The worst thing they might do is take a step forward when mountin

2/26/2009 5:13:21 PM

Chewing is the only habit I have been unable to control

2/26/2009 5:09:33 PM

Haven't found one, yet, but am going to try the Rusty Dare cribbing collar!

2/26/2009 4:52:42 PM

miracle collar

2/26/2009 4:43:24 PM

nnoe, and I have 14 horses!

2/26/2009 4:39:36 PM

take a bar of soap and rub it on the wood. It tastes bad and they pretty much stop.

2/26/2009 4:17:33 PM

No "bad habits." They're outside in paddocks or pasture completely.

2/26/2009 4:03:44 PM

keep them out side

2/26/2009 4:00:07 PM

Keep him entertained inside and lots of turnout

2/26/2009 3:44:23 PM


2/26/2009 3:21:06 PM

don't have one

2/26/2009 3:19:09 PM

they all chew on the walls of the barn, filly kicks when you get too close while eating her grain...

2/26/2009 3:04:49 PM

One cribber but no other horses here picked up the habit.

2/26/2009 3:02:29 PM

screeming & pounding walls and doors at mealtime

2/26/2009 3:00:26 PM

Cribbing collar, and lots of turn out

2/26/2009 2:59:26 PM

Chewing tree bark... had to fence off all trees in the pasture

2/26/2009 2:56:44 PM

Controlled with Weaver collar

2/26/2009 2:49:24 PM

wood chewing

2/26/2009 2:48:42 PM

none, they're out all the time and moving

2/26/2009 2:34:11 PM

1 out of 6 is a cribber

2/26/2009 2:28:41 PM

all animals respond to love and kindness and we also use the T-Touch for animals - it works!

2/26/2009 2:13:19 PM

grabbing for food

2/26/2009 12:46:51 PM

My horse pins her ears at me when I enter her stall and paddock. I enter and don't go to her, I jui

2/26/2009 12:38:18 PM

I have a donk that weaves and scrapes his teeth on the gate. He does it inside or outside.

2/26/2009 12:00:45 PM

my mare likes to headtoss. no physical issues, just attitude! :)

2/26/2009 11:59:23 AM

Demanding treats

2/26/2009 11:01:29 AM

NONE, horseperson, raised them, spend time handleing, no bad habits except 2 who climb fences down

2/26/2009 10:51:39 AM

they like to eat regularly....

2/26/2009 10:50:34 AM

He's mouthy, not mean about it, but annoying.

2/26/2009 8:49:26 AM

i hav 6 horses, the only 1 with a bad habit is an OTTB cribber

2/26/2009 8:47:47 AM

Running backwards:(

2/26/2009 5:48:34 AM

remedy?!?! i don't have one yet....let's hope the cribbing collar helps.

2/26/2009 12:14:01 AM

more like pacingprobably from not enough exercise. Bales of straw in path helps

2/25/2009 11:35:00 PM

I make them uncomfortable; I round pen them and make them until I reestablish my leadership.

2/25/2009 11:11:04 PM

pushiness when feed time comes

2/25/2009 10:44:24 PM

cribbing collar when stalled, and lots of turn out

2/25/2009 10:21:50 PM

chews her tongue

2/25/2009 10:12:23 PM

wind sucker, no remedy works

2/25/2009 9:54:16 PM

He tried to start rearing,but a crop carefully placed on his belly put a quick end to that!

2/25/2009 9:25:25 PM

He treats me like another horse-play, kick, bite

2/25/2009 8:54:12 PM

No "bad" habits. Some annoying habits!

2/25/2009 8:49:36 PM


2/25/2009 8:19:17 PM

cribber. I use a collar that comes from Aust. to stop her. It is the only thing that works.

2/25/2009 8:19:00 PM

only bucks when asked to canter, we are working to improve.

2/25/2009 8:00:19 PM

Lots of pasture time.

2/25/2009 7:48:28 PM

None of these. He's perfect

2/25/2009 7:33:45 PM

pawing at the ground when im grooming her

2/25/2009 6:44:21 PM


2/25/2009 6:27:01 PM

Cribbing strap

2/25/2009 6:24:30 PM

the only effective remedy I have found is an extra wide cribbing strap

2/25/2009 6:16:00 PM

We built a barn just for him to crib in. No collar.No colic and he is a happy, healthy horse

2/25/2009 5:53:14 PM

He chews on the fence posts. I've even tried Louisana Hot sauce.. He Likes it!!! :(

2/25/2009 5:38:35 PM

plastic drywall corners secured to wood

2/25/2009 4:53:09 PM

My mare can crawl! Right under fences.

2/25/2009 4:48:23 PM

not paying attention--looks everywhere but where we are going

2/25/2009 4:46:50 PM

Glad to say that all 4 of my horses to not exhibit any of these bad habits.

2/25/2009 4:36:10 PM

Lots of Turnout time, "No Chew" on favorite chew spots & hay bag full of Timothy grass in the stall.

2/25/2009 4:20:57 PM

collar didn't work. let him crib if in metal stall

2/25/2009 3:47:05 PM

Calm,consistent training;all cribbers should be required to be sold with disclosure as in EU.

2/25/2009 3:47:03 PM

I must be very lucky..I only have to deal with fidgeting while in cross ties. Any suggestions?

2/25/2009 3:46:44 PM

Why isn't "No bad habits" an option. My horse is a gentleman and has no bad habits.

2/25/2009 3:45:36 PM

I turn them out more and try not to keep them in their stalls long

2/25/2009 3:36:01 PM

One bites, one is an angel

2/25/2009 3:25:14 PM

none, he is awesome companion

2/25/2009 3:22:54 PM

barn sour, setting back

2/25/2009 3:13:11 PM

I wish I knew - no one seems to have a real answer.

2/25/2009 3:10:07 PM

Bolting - to keep up or a protest reaction. One-rein stops

2/25/2009 3:04:09 PM

McNasty on Fences - Miracle collar in stall

2/25/2009 3:03:00 PM

Bucks on cantering. Legs on and ride him through it

2/25/2009 2:48:29 PM

I never let him get "backwards thinking". Never when under saddle!

2/25/2009 2:35:05 PM


2/25/2009 2:22:31 PM

I will not HAVE a horse with a "bad habit"

2/25/2009 2:20:12 PM

When stalled our horses get bored and chew on wood (Not cribbing) so we keep them out more

2/25/2009 2:04:47 PM

more work!

2/25/2009 1:49:13 PM


2/25/2009 1:25:05 PM

crib collar

2/25/2009 1:13:59 PM

older mare rocks b/f over board if stalled

2/25/2009 1:11:17 PM

pulling out step-in fence posts - a piece of hot tape over the top usually solves the problem!

2/25/2009 1:01:00 PM

chiropractic treatment

2/25/2009 12:55:17 PM

She is full of energy. Needs more work.

2/25/2009 12:37:23 PM

None of the above.

2/25/2009 12:32:19 PM

bucking when spring is here and chewing on wood when bored in a stall

2/25/2009 12:19:25 PM

We have 3 geldings living out 24/7. No bad habits.

2/25/2009 12:14:30 PM

More turnout time

2/25/2009 12:06:44 PM

I have a naughty mini that bucks, all others good as gold

2/25/2009 11:44:26 AM

Pawing at feeding time. He digs big holes

2/25/2009 11:43:11 AM

they eat my fences, don't have a remedy

2/25/2009 11:34:42 AM

metal angle sheets (made for drywall work) on all edges of posts in barn

2/25/2009 11:26:58 AM

Pees & poops in stall even though he has attached paddock where he spends most of the day

2/25/2009 11:26:48 AM


2/25/2009 11:10:45 AM

More exercise and de-spooking.

2/25/2009 11:00:50 AM

My left-brain extrovert runs the fence at feedtime

2/25/2009 10:50:56 AM

The key to a horse who has none of those habits is a horse with "job" and good manners.

2/25/2009 10:37:27 AM

Let her chew

2/25/2009 10:35:40 AM

one horse cribs, one occasionally paws when confined.

2/25/2009 10:34:30 AM

two of the horses head butt when they are being led. Drives me crazy!

2/25/2009 10:31:27 AM

trainer and working with her

2/25/2009 10:29:23 AM

He's a drama queen and the worlds's slowest eater, I don't mind, but the barn owner does!

2/25/2009 10:22:39 AM

Mare has learned to go through electric fence. Still trying to figure out what to do next.

2/25/2009 10:17:15 AM

metal strippping across the boards

2/25/2009 10:07:22 AM

Wow, My horse does not have any of these bad habits, I guess she is perfect, aside of being a mare!

2/25/2009 10:02:29 AM

Chew wood when bored, pawing at meal time, head spinning

2/25/2009 10:02:29 AM

no bad habits. my horses are allowed to be horses and are a joy to own

2/25/2009 9:58:20 AM

patcience and natural horsemanship

2/25/2009 9:55:17 AM

1 of 3 of my horses cribs....appendix vs. quarter

2/25/2009 9:48:57 AM

Crib collar and keep him busy

2/25/2009 9:48:50 AM

Supplements and Spray

2/25/2009 9:47:54 AM

More gentle one-on-one attention.

2/25/2009 9:44:22 AM

She chews from boredom - food and activity are the cure - QUITT didn't work long term only short

2/25/2009 9:37:30 AM

Just remember.....your horse is telling you something! Take the time to listen to them!

2/25/2009 9:33:13 AM

Only one tries to cow kick, so I just stay out of range and tell him "NO"

2/25/2009 9:23:01 AM

Refuses to pass certain horses

2/25/2009 9:05:17 AM

Crib stop paint on crib treatment

2/25/2009 9:00:52 AM

Leave stable door open and put a rope across

2/25/2009 8:57:57 AM

when riding, sitting quiet and riding them forward.

2/25/2009 8:42:42 AM


2/25/2009 8:39:06 AM

creosote and pepper spray

2/25/2009 8:37:17 AM

don't have one.

2/25/2009 8:33:55 AM

don't ride him

2/25/2009 8:33:12 AM

None, my horse are kept outside with access to shelter and live like horses.

2/25/2009 8:30:32 AM

none of the above

2/25/2009 8:25:24 AM

weaver collar

2/25/2009 8:11:59 AM

none. Mine are turned out 24/7 and have outlets for all their energy. Bad habits come from boredom

2/25/2009 8:06:57 AM

Thankfully his only vice is being a bit pushy, looking for treats.

2/25/2009 8:04:17 AM

head bobbing when feed time but that is it! I am lucky with my 10 horses!

2/25/2009 7:56:22 AM

cayenne pepper mixed w/ water & dish soap painted on key areas

2/25/2009 7:52:14 AM

I have twelve horses and they have no bad habits. They are in a large pasture and can come and go a

2/25/2009 7:46:58 AM


2/25/2009 7:46:56 AM

You forgot to put in none as an option.

2/25/2009 7:37:19 AM

Chew wood - spray, biting - bit back, anti-weave grills, box walking - ???

2/25/2009 7:36:34 AM

My horses don't have any bad habit, they're at pasture all day, only put in stalls during bad weathe

2/25/2009 7:20:09 AM

Wind sucks when she eats. I let her do it.

2/25/2009 6:59:26 AM

i have eliminated most all bad habits thru management & training

2/25/2009 6:29:07 AM

standing in the water trough, opening gates, crushing buckets

2/25/2009 6:09:07 AM

homemade hot sauce painted on wood worked like a charm

2/25/2009 2:43:24 AM

my horses have no bad habits

2/25/2009 2:41:01 AM


2/25/2009 2:25:50 AM

occasional crow right after you mount and start to ride

2/25/2009 2:23:23 AM

pooping in their hay

2/25/2009 1:42:30 AM

my horse tries to bite me when I do up his girth so I do it up one hole at a time not as bad then.

2/25/2009 1:27:51 AM

Turn out and exercise regularly at home. At shows, tie her up if she starts to walk the stall/pen.

2/25/2009 1:15:05 AM

one TB, rest are very well behaved

2/25/2009 12:20:31 AM

WrapLast applied to tails

2/25/2009 12:13:17 AM

have tried chew stop, regular and french cribbing collar, 6 mo.guar. feed supl,nothing works

2/25/2009 12:11:13 AM

My mare paws when she is anxious. I dont have a good remedy

2/25/2009 12:10:50 AM

Nag, Nag, Nag when I go in the barn at night.

2/24/2009 11:15:05 PM

Not sure why cribbing and wood chewing are together, they aren't the same thing.

2/24/2009 11:10:41 PM

Barn/buddy sour and putting their feet in the water trough

2/24/2009 11:10:26 PM

We just gave away our cribber-he's stopped now that he's turned out w/friends

2/24/2009 11:02:20 PM

None. I have had my horse since birth.Being a experienced horse women I never tolerated bad habits s

2/24/2009 10:46:56 PM

chew stop spray from Farnham

2/24/2009 10:40:47 PM


2/24/2009 10:40:24 PM

urinating when he sees me coming to feed; no habits in any of my horses!

2/24/2009 10:28:04 PM

She just started these at the new stable.

2/24/2009 10:27:45 PM

cribbing straps, for the bucking and rearing: ride it.

2/24/2009 10:10:12 PM

he just started bucking when he was mishandled by a trainer.

2/24/2009 10:07:34 PM

Print the wood with old motor oil

2/24/2009 10:02:53 PM

Miracle Collar slows him down, but he has cribbed for 22 yrs

2/24/2009 9:56:36 PM

crowding handler in a herd situation

2/24/2009 9:56:04 PM

None now...Parelli Natural Horsemanship helped me to help them

2/24/2009 9:51:53 PM

dont let him get excited

2/24/2009 9:46:23 PM


2/24/2009 9:42:22 PM

Nothing, it is something I accept, it is one horse only from weaning age on

2/24/2009 9:38:22 PM

Avoids having ears touched, not violent, just dislikes

2/24/2009 9:31:05 PM

Get her out of her stall and in the arena for a workout.

2/24/2009 9:27:53 PM

i wish i knew

2/24/2009 9:26:56 PM

all 5 of my horses get along great-don't really seem to have any bad habits

2/24/2009 9:20:50 PM

My husband thinks they're over-grown beavers.

2/24/2009 9:15:31 PM

These usaully happen only in the winter when they get bored. Excersie is the cure all:)

2/24/2009 9:12:26 PM

I use the Dare collar to help prevent cribbing.

2/24/2009 9:02:44 PM

I have a very playful horse that loves to mouth other horses. I carry a dressage whip and correct.

2/24/2009 8:58:40 PM

Licking to death - Don't need a remedy since I see nothing wrong with the behavior

2/24/2009 8:58:33 PM


2/24/2009 8:58:09 PM


2/24/2009 8:53:06 PM

no real bad habits!

2/24/2009 8:47:01 PM

plenty of exercise and smal circles when i feel one coming

2/24/2009 8:40:37 PM

he chews his rope--we push him away from it

2/24/2009 8:40:21 PM

I give her vitamins and replace chewed wood

2/24/2009 8:35:18 PM

None! Mine are very well trained and busy, therefore HAPPY.

2/24/2009 8:33:14 PM

My horse is outside as much as possible. I consistently correct misbehaviors.

2/24/2009 8:29:35 PM

I bought him as a 2 yr old. He has always weaved when he wanted somethng. he is on 24 hr. turnout.

2/24/2009 8:27:39 PM

My horses don't have any bad habits!

2/24/2009 8:27:19 PM

lock him out of the barn during the day

2/24/2009 8:27:13 PM

pawing at feeding time and when in trailer at a stop.

2/24/2009 8:25:30 PM

my mom's horse used to wood chew. My horse leap-bucks when he does something wronge!!

2/24/2009 8:18:26 PM


2/24/2009 8:18:26 PM

1 mare of six will chew if left inside for extended periods. Turn out cures all

2/24/2009 8:17:13 PM


2/24/2009 8:14:27 PM

My horse is always pushing his head into me

2/24/2009 8:08:08 PM

Don't have one yet! I just have one mare that seems calm them suddenly explodes in a bucking fit.

2/24/2009 8:07:57 PM


2/24/2009 8:01:44 PM

NO bad habits - proper training and exercise is the key

2/24/2009 8:01:31 PM

opening gates

2/24/2009 8:01:21 PM

I have two cribbers(windsuckers) they do fine if they have their miracle collars on.

2/24/2009 8:00:28 PM

ride forward to the contact and sit back

2/24/2009 7:59:27 PM

PIck up the whip to stop his pawing.

2/24/2009 7:58:13 PM

dial soap on the wood

2/24/2009 7:55:11 PM

cribbing collar

2/24/2009 7:55:10 PM

reduce opportunity, find out what triggers it, what is causing it

2/24/2009 7:47:43 PM

With full-time turnout/grass and properly fitting tack, how nice, my horses have none of the above.

2/24/2009 7:30:15 PM

She pulls back on her rope a lot.

2/24/2009 7:25:53 PM

all 3 horses have none of the above

2/24/2009 7:24:54 PM


2/24/2009 7:19:27 PM

I have a cribber that uses his chin - not his teeth - how do you stop that?

2/24/2009 7:09:38 PM

Hot pepper

2/24/2009 7:06:52 PM

Cribber - don't stall him, gave him pasture to roam in.

2/24/2009 7:04:24 PM

Changed all fencing to Electric Braid and on the posts have metal caps nailed on.Hang toys in stalls

2/24/2009 7:00:19 PM


2/24/2009 6:59:12 PM

ignore all negative behavuour. praise good behaviour

2/24/2009 6:55:28 PM

Don't have a remedy. Desperately want one!

2/24/2009 6:42:24 PM


2/24/2009 6:42:13 PM

One horse is a houdini! Installed hardware cloth to reduce chewable surfaces;

2/24/2009 6:36:16 PM

ride it out, she can't buck forever. once she knows she'll have to work harder, it stops. funny, huh

2/24/2009 6:34:23 PM

Worst case of "barn sour" I've ever seen !!!

2/24/2009 6:21:55 PM


2/24/2009 6:21:24 PM

my mustang mare-none

2/24/2009 6:20:21 PM

striking the stall door for treats or food

2/24/2009 6:20:14 PM

FIRM correction.

2/24/2009 6:19:57 PM

she can't get along with my gelding

2/24/2009 6:17:25 PM


2/24/2009 6:14:02 PM

bites at self while being groomed; try to distract her rather than punish

2/24/2009 6:13:27 PM

Blanket distruction-a needle, thread and bonding material always on hand.

2/24/2009 6:06:20 PM

collars/lots n lots of turnout time.

2/24/2009 6:05:41 PM

cribbing:dietary and living conditions, kicking: training

2/24/2009 6:02:47 PM

Depends on the horse. Cribbing and weaving aren't bad habits - they are vices.

2/24/2009 5:58:44 PM

1 mild cribber, got rid of a fence walker, hate that!

2/24/2009 5:58:07 PM


2/24/2009 5:52:48 PM

I put up an electric wire around the top rail of the fence line

2/24/2009 5:52:00 PM

Pawing- I work them and then let standing be a reward. Unless they think of working as positive.

2/24/2009 5:45:38 PM

none thank goodness

2/24/2009 5:40:38 PM

None! She's perfect.

2/24/2009 5:39:22 PM

Only chewing on wood..not cribbing..My horses are out as much as weather permits in a very large pas

2/24/2009 5:38:29 PM

My 5 yr old Belgian Gelding's hbit is to play with and destroy anything he can.Feeders,buckects.etc.

2/24/2009 5:36:47 PM

crib collar

2/24/2009 5:35:19 PM

do you have a remeady for a horse that puts its but up against a wall and poops?

2/24/2009 5:34:22 PM

Plenty of hay/grass.

2/24/2009 5:32:27 PM

Allow them as much turn out as possible...these conditions occur out of boredom and confinement

2/24/2009 5:32:23 PM


2/24/2009 5:31:17 PM


2/24/2009 5:27:00 PM

My horse is perfect.

2/24/2009 5:26:58 PM

metal fencing

2/24/2009 5:26:47 PM

Drafts that walk through, knock down, and generally damage fencing and buildings.

2/24/2009 5:23:16 PM

McNasty made it worse. Tried liniment gel rubbed on the wood but no luck.

2/24/2009 5:22:35 PM

Very fortunate, Mysty has no bad habits!!! Better Training is my solution!!

2/24/2009 5:19:12 PM

keep her fed

2/24/2009 5:18:54 PM

mare weaves, gelding is mouthy.

2/24/2009 5:14:25 PM


2/24/2009 5:12:24 PM

my horse neighs a lot. while not dangerous it can be very annoying.

2/24/2009 5:09:24 PM


2/24/2009 5:07:53 PM

None of the above

2/24/2009 5:07:51 PM

Can be hard to catch in the pasture

2/24/2009 5:06:31 PM

Cribbing - electrified fences and gates. Bucking - usually know when he will buck so keep head up.

2/24/2009 5:02:41 PM

bites the air, kicks belly when being saddled

2/24/2009 4:59:45 PM

Let him. We consider him the Quality Assurance Manger for the pasture boards.

2/24/2009 4:58:16 PM

Chewing on my reins & leadropes, stealing shovels (lippy geldings), foot stomp when irritated

2/24/2009 4:57:59 PM

chew with their mouths open

2/24/2009 4:56:58 PM

ivory soap on the wood

2/24/2009 4:54:57 PM

My mare and gelding both pin their ears back when being fed. I always back them "back" before feedi

2/24/2009 4:53:20 PM

Bucks when stressed, don't stress her.

2/24/2009 4:52:25 PM

toys in the pen. Tried free feeding, but the equalled fat horses!

2/24/2009 4:51:39 PM

none of my horses have any of these "bad" habits

2/24/2009 4:51:02 PM

none - they are happy, busy and have lots of turnout

2/24/2009 4:50:38 PM

Chews one board on stall door - live with it

2/24/2009 4:47:57 PM

Mine are out 24/7--no vices.

2/24/2009 4:46:00 PM

Mature show gelding spooks - no consistancy or reason. Trying to desensitize - concentrated workouts

2/24/2009 4:45:14 PM

None, my horses have none of these bad habits.

2/24/2009 4:43:28 PM

buddy sour at the trailer if his friend leaves him alone. He dances around.

2/24/2009 4:43:13 PM

Just one of 5. He is an Arab rescue.

2/24/2009 4:42:11 PM

weaver crib collar

2/24/2009 4:42:06 PM

running and banging teeth on metal

2/24/2009 4:41:38 PM

1 cribber out of 7. She'd rather crib than eat

2/24/2009 4:39:46 PM

the only bad habits both of mine have is being a little pushy when they want something like cookies

2/24/2009 4:36:26 PM


2/24/2009 4:35:25 PM

One cribs and pins his ears at feeding.He's special(o: The other two are gentlemen;none of the above

2/24/2009 4:34:11 PM

24 hr turnout if possible

2/24/2009 4:34:09 PM

Out of 16 horses one cribber. Swear he's bipolar- several months none & then several months he will.

2/24/2009 4:33:13 PM

I get rid of them if they do any of the above on a regular bases!

2/24/2009 4:32:36 PM

Biting and bucking is rare, but it it occurs I quickly have them focus on doing something else.

2/24/2009 4:32:27 PM

Miracle Collar

2/24/2009 4:29:27 PM

Pawing. Hobbles

2/24/2009 4:27:53 PM

Our horse has none of these vices, he is sometimes aggressive going after a hand-fed treat.

2/24/2009 4:27:46 PM

24/7 turnout and ignoring it when she does it

2/24/2009 4:27:38 PM

None, I have perfect angels. I work with the on a daily bases. Remember what Clint Anderson says!

2/24/2009 4:27:01 PM

put soap on the stall wood or metal bars

2/24/2009 4:25:58 PM

We wrap chicken wire around anything wood that we don't want damaged and he leaves it alone.

2/24/2009 4:23:39 PM

Dish soap

2/24/2009 4:23:39 PM

Warmblood mare uses her HUGE head to move you around

2/24/2009 4:22:46 PM


2/24/2009 4:21:49 PM

stall kicking at feeding time. We hung mats to protect him.

2/24/2009 4:20:20 PM

Mine take bark off trees, killing them, not cribbing chew & eat even w/min blks & lots of pasture!?

2/24/2009 4:20:13 PM

throwing hay out of the feeders, I'd love a safe remedy

2/24/2009 4:18:39 PM

She will grab & chew any harness if left within her reach. Rememdy is keep it all out of her reach.

2/24/2009 4:18:34 PM

"chew-proof" stabling, quick-release + leadline for pulling back

2/24/2009 4:14:09 PM

hard work (has too much energy)

2/24/2009 4:13:43 PM

mIracle collar

2/24/2009 4:13:21 PM

rub a bar of deodorant soap on the wood

2/24/2009 4:13:00 PM

My seven year old does cribs, have tried supplements, collars, - nothing works, any suggestions?

2/24/2009 4:12:27 PM

Miracle collar works with no adverse effects.

2/24/2009 4:08:50 PM

Dump water buckets-if you know a remedy I'd love to hear

2/24/2009 4:08:22 PM

none-he's on pasture, no grain or alfalfa, no obvious stressors

2/24/2009 4:07:47 PM

moving her feet

2/24/2009 4:07:08 PM

He likes to nibble on my boots while we wait for pleasure classes. I just move his head.

2/24/2009 4:05:39 PM

My horse will beg for treats

2/24/2009 4:05:31 PM

My horses are outside 24/7 with a warm run-in and heated water tanks. No bad habits!

2/24/2009 4:05:29 PM

Wish I had one for chewing.Tried many ideas. They are out as much as possible for a north Pa winter.

2/24/2009 4:05:23 PM

I'm very lucky to have a horse with NO bad habits!!

2/24/2009 4:04:25 PM

Kicked me once, but was during freezing rain. He was in a BAD mood!

2/24/2009 4:03:54 PM

cribbing I use a collar to minimize damage to the barn and for the biting and kicking firm handling.

2/24/2009 4:03:27 PM

when confined for a long period of time

2/24/2009 4:02:30 PM

Feed on time and steady workouts..

2/24/2009 3:59:38 PM

My horse only has bad habits when he gets frustrated or stressed...

2/24/2009 3:59:37 PM

keep him outside, his vice is stall walking

2/24/2009 3:58:22 PM

My horse is "Dennis the Menace", always chaos, breaks things, etc.

2/24/2009 3:57:07 PM

nothing yet

2/24/2009 3:54:11 PM

Pulling Back

2/24/2009 3:53:18 PM

Bad ears at times; I tell him I want "nice" ears

2/24/2009 3:52:40 PM

Painting the fences with old motor oil. Keeps bugs out, gives a dark appearance, and taste bad.

2/24/2009 3:52:01 PM

TB kicks at other horses not people

2/24/2009 3:49:06 PM

Discipline such as backing up quickly/rapidly, "pinching" back, moving his feet

2/24/2009 3:48:43 PM

Nothing, I have a perfect horse!

2/24/2009 3:48:14 PM

just started cribbing last year after not doing it!

2/24/2009 3:46:42 PM

But cribbing is stopprd but not cured wit a miracle collar

2/24/2009 3:46:22 PM

weaver cribbing collar

2/24/2009 3:46:01 PM

Didferent tricks for different horses

2/24/2009 3:45:19 PM

keep your horse in large pasture w/ mates

2/24/2009 3:45:14 PM

I've read that cribbing can be the result of ulcers. My TB was at the track.

2/24/2009 3:44:33 PM

peeing on fresh shavings immediatly

2/24/2009 3:43:53 PM

put a bit in when trying to work with the horse

2/24/2009 3:43:43 PM

No stable vices because they are turned out 24/7!!!

2/24/2009 3:42:45 PM

nothing seems to work! They crib/chew when bored even though there is grass available.

2/24/2009 3:41:04 PM

my horses live a "natural" lifestyle, and have no bad habits!

2/24/2009 3:41:02 PM

Chewing on rope while tied

2/24/2009 3:40:56 PM

Electric twine for fence chewing, trying clicker training for head butting, etc.

2/24/2009 3:40:46 PM

pawing at their stall door

2/24/2009 3:40:32 PM


2/24/2009 3:39:41 PM

Make the horse immediately move its feet, especially back them up.

2/24/2009 3:39:07 PM

my horses are perfect

2/24/2009 3:38:45 PM

Chewing is stopped by covering everything with metal.

2/24/2009 3:38:28 PM

mares show irritation at times, usually verbal warning halts this

2/24/2009 3:38:20 PM

Lift you hands to prevent recurrance, and drive the horse forward

2/24/2009 3:38:01 PM

Haven't figured it out yet...wants to pitch at first gallop.

2/24/2009 3:37:41 PM

None. My horses are little angels.

2/24/2009 3:37:30 PM

for wood chewing, cover exposed area with plastic gutters from the home improvement store

2/24/2009 3:34:14 PM

Using a fragrant soap on the fence rails.

2/24/2009 3:33:19 PM


2/24/2009 3:30:15 PM

Parelli Essentials works great

2/24/2009 3:30:10 PM

Horses don't have "bad" habits they are adapting to their situation and needs

2/24/2009 3:30:08 PM

don't have a permanent remedy

2/24/2009 3:29:42 PM

None of those

2/24/2009 3:27:33 PM

A ton of exercise!

2/24/2009 3:27:26 PM

TB gelding learned how to windsuck by stocking his tongue out side on track, but doesn't crib

2/24/2009 3:27:08 PM


2/24/2009 3:26:45 PM

I don't know of any remedy for my horses watching me clean their stalls and immediately christening!

2/24/2009 3:25:58 PM

My horse doesn't have any bad habits. The worst thing he does is to do nothing if confused.

2/24/2009 3:25:29 PM

keep him outside as much as possible

2/24/2009 3:24:46 PM

Thank God none of these!

2/24/2009 3:24:45 PM

I put metal (Aluminium) plates where they were chewing

2/24/2009 3:24:44 PM


2/24/2009 3:24:33 PM

My three do not have any bad habits, and have been treated with respect and understanding!

2/24/2009 3:22:44 PM

ground work

2/24/2009 3:22:24 PM

6 horses-no bad habits

2/24/2009 3:21:04 PM


2/24/2009 3:19:32 PM

my horses mug me for treats, the remedy is no hand feeding, but I don't comply

2/24/2009 3:19:02 PM

My horse is "mouthy" - no biting, but sticking his muzzle right into you searching for treats.

2/24/2009 3:18:50 PM

No bad habits here!

2/24/2009 3:16:25 PM

No bad habits. They run free except when fed or wanted.

2/24/2009 3:15:39 PM

red pepper

2/24/2009 3:15:37 PM

Occasionally geets pushy.

2/24/2009 3:15:14 PM

pinning ears

2/24/2009 3:15:13 PM

Chewing on trees

2/24/2009 3:12:05 PM

None of those listed, nor any others.

2/24/2009 3:10:35 PM

My horses, Icelandics, have NO BAD HABBITS! It's an Icelandic thing ;-)

2/24/2009 3:10:01 PM

self mutiliation and kicking when they are very bored

2/24/2009 3:10:00 PM

my horses (5) do not do any of these things.

2/24/2009 3:07:43 PM

Herd bound

2/24/2009 3:07:05 PM

hard to catch; usually patience or bring in another horse & he will follow

2/24/2009 3:04:43 PM

he is girthy - I keep gently stroking him where it bothers him until he acts nice

2/24/2009 3:04:03 PM

Ride forward through the buck (after ruling out pain)

2/24/2009 2:59:37 PM

cribbing colar and frequent turnout

2/24/2009 2:59:27 PM

banging on things to get attention

2/24/2009 2:55:24 PM

they think pawing the ground at dinner time makes it come faster! And make sure you lock the gates.

2/24/2009 2:54:36 PM


2/24/2009 2:53:01 PM

NO bad habits - they are NOT stalled!!

2/24/2009 2:52:40 PM

just spooky-none of the above

2/24/2009 2:49:30 PM

not wanting to be caught

2/24/2009 2:48:31 PM

playing on the ground

2/24/2009 2:46:56 PM

keep them out in the pasture as much as possible!

2/24/2009 2:46:43 PM

"Playful" nipping is really annoying. I keep all treats away until we're finished for the day.

2/24/2009 2:46:25 PM

cribbing rings or collar

2/24/2009 2:43:21 PM

My horse lunges at the bars in front of her stall.

2/24/2009 2:43:02 PM

Always carry a stick(used as an arm extension), and boss them around often.

2/24/2009 2:42:15 PM

Show mare: let her stand in the arena for a while ( do showmanship ). no more problems.

2/24/2009 2:39:54 PM

spooking count?

2/24/2009 2:20:30 PM

Limit stall time and othere sources of stress as much as possible

2/24/2009 2:03:38 PM

weavers cribbing collar

2/24/2009 1:58:19 PM

My young stallion,16 yr. old gelding and mare have no vices.I'm lucky!!!

2/24/2009 1:24:45 PM

Teach your horse to respect your space.

2/24/2009 1:08:48 PM

None of the above, they live outdoors, plenty of hay & grain, a pretty happy well behaved lot!

2/24/2009 12:25:21 PM

Do ground work until they trust me more, or to focus them.

2/24/2009 11:24:26 AM

you don't have an option for "none"

2/24/2009 11:18:49 AM

Bucking: leg him forward, engage his mind. Do not reward him by giving up!

2/24/2009 10:51:17 AM

they don't have any

2/24/2009 10:49:34 AM

exercise, exercise, exercise

2/24/2009 10:47:28 AM

paws in the crossties and can be nippy.

2/24/2009 10:43:48 AM

Young horse will buck once the first time I ask for the canter that day. Shut him down, try again.

2/24/2009 10:31:23 AM

Remove crib mat'ls

2/24/2009 9:55:28 AM

consuming the most expensive hay available

2/24/2009 9:54:17 AM

paint the boards, add toys in their stalls

2/24/2009 9:33:07 AM

my horses have no bad habits

2/24/2009 9:32:21 AM

Limit hand fed treats

2/24/2009 9:32:04 AM

Getting after every time, no matter how small, but also depends on the situation too

2/24/2009 9:20:16 AM

Paso Fino will chew wood, TB is a big stall kicker

2/24/2009 8:49:57 AM

2 horses 24/7 turnout cured her the other does it no matter what, miracle collar doesn't work

2/24/2009 8:40:26 AM