My nearly two month old colt is chewing his mom's tail. Not too bad, but he is. But now I discovered he is also chewing the tails of the two geldings in the pen next to his. Sigh!
Is there anything I can apply to the tails to make them taste yucky so he won't chew them? Besides the fact that the tails look bad chewed, I am more worried he will get a hairball or something, as I never find the pieces! So I am worried he is actually swallowing the hair.
Any suggestions? I have never bagged/wrapped tails before, and this could go on for months I assume, so I really don't want to do that. I was hoping for something that tastes bad that I could apply to the tails that wouldn't hurt him. A friend who has raised foals suggested Downy fabric softener, but I don't know. Any suggestions?