My 5 year old gelding is a tail eater but I love him any way. I couldn't say the same for his victims though . Since he is five, I don't think this is going to be something he'll grow out of soon. He is currently pastured alone, but next month I'm moving to a new barn where he will have full time turn out with herd of geldings. Obviously I want to spare as many tails as I can, but I'm running out of ideas. Realisticly I can't have my fellow boarders spraying their horses tails with goo's and creams to stop his chewing, so I am thinking about a muzzle of some kind.
My horse needs to be able to eat and drink through the muzzle. I am worried that a full grazzing muzzle will have him lose weight, which he can't aford to do. I was considering cutting out the bottom, but I think he would still be able to get tails with that.
I was considering a metal barred cribbing muzzle, but I don't want him to have to wear something that heavy all the time.
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm looking for some ideas! I'm flat out, any suggestions are much appreciated.