Okay... this is going to sound JERKY of me, but it is the absolute flat out truth...
Unless you are paying for your horse to have private turn-out and he shouldn't have been in a position where another horse had access to him*, horses are HORSES and do things that seem ignorant to their human counterparts, including chewing things they shouldn't (or allowing themselves to be chewed). Alternately, *if you chose a facility with private turn-outs or stalls that adjoin other turn-outs/stalls, horses can easily reach over fences to nit-pick each other. You must first keep in mind that you CHOSE that facility, and assumed the risk involved with a horse being in a paddock directly adjacent to another.
We don't tolerate people with such perspectives as "I should be compensated for my horse [being with other horses]...". If you came to my barn with that attitude, you'd be leaving with your pony then and there.
Last edited by sillyhorses; 01-05-2012 at 02:01 PM.