My goats eat my mare's mane and tail !!!

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    03-12-2011, 08:09 AM
My goats eat my mare's mane and tail !!!

Bonjour vous tous.

My Haflinger mare lives with two goats. The little monsters eat her mane and tail !!! I'v tried to rub soap and pepper and Vicks in her hair without result. What can I use ?

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    03-12-2011, 08:20 AM
Green Broke
Maybe the goats should,could be removed. I don't know. I'm surprised the mare allows that.
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    03-12-2011, 09:10 AM
She loves her goats. They even climb on her back.
    03-12-2011, 10:08 AM
Green Broke
I don't think there is much you can use that will faze a goat, that wouldn't do damage to your horse. You may consider covering them (the mane and tail) up, maybe that would help. You can braid into a tail bag and use a sleazy hood. But that more than likely is more trouble than it's worth. How do you feel about a roached mane? Then you could still use the tail bag.

The only other thing I can think of that you could spray or rub on that might taste bad is Alum. Mix it with water and rub it into the hair. The stuff tastes horrible. We used it to keep the dogs from chewing at bandages in the past. Have you tried the Bitter Apple Spray? I'm not sure it would be strong enough to deter a goat though.
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    03-12-2011, 10:27 AM
Green Broke
Yeah. I like that idea, apachie, though they would probably chew on that too. Wow. Don't know what to tell ya.
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    03-15-2011, 02:08 PM
I feel your pain! My mom does pony rides, and our goat chewed the tail of one of her ponies... Her favorite pony, at that! He had a nice, long tail, and they got it down to his tail bone (not showing, just that short). Good luck to you-- you know what they say, goats will eat anything!! I hope you find a solution.

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