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post #1 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Mares in my geldings pasture are chewing on his mane. He's new to their side of the fence, even though he's lived right next to them on the other side for three years. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 12:22 PM
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i've heard of foals chewing off mare's tails, but never a mare chewing a gelding's mane (??) Sorry, I'm of no help!

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 12:23 PM
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Hmm, I've also never heard of that, lol.
Hmm, any way you could maybe get them away from him?

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 01:00 PM
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What about putting something bitter in the geldings mane? I know it happens but don't know how to stop it.

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 01:12 PM
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Another option I've heard of is to mix cayenne pepper in vaseline. Never used either though, so I'm not sure which works better.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-14-2008, 01:40 AM
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my gelding is doing the same to his sister, I asked my aunt what to do andshe said to spray stop chew in her main...sort of harsh I like the chyeanne idea better
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-14-2008, 09:13 AM
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I was on the Monty Roberts site last night and they basically said cayanne pepper will work. You can go there and check it out.

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-14-2008, 11:16 AM
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That is very odd. I've only heard of the foals doing this as well. Hopefully you can find something that works!
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-14-2008, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, maybe some ointment or something could help keep them away.

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post #10 of 10 Old 05-14-2008, 02:26 PM
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Almost all the horses at our barn groom each other which involves a lot of mane eating at the lower end of the mane.

If you put something in your horses mane, let the other owner's know that you are trying to keep their horses from chewing on yours - so in case their horse has some sort of reaction - they know what is going on!


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