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  • Stallion cribs because he's bored
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    03-05-2012, 09:39 PM
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Foal
1 yr old stallion cribbing

I have a 1 month old stallion that I just moved to my place this Saturday and I keep seeing him wind sucking. He bits the bar and crib. It has upset me alot because he is such a good boy and he started this. I contacted the owner and she said none of horses crib because they are put into hot wire. So now off to the question!


HOW IN THE HELL DO I STOP IT! Cause it is a health issue from research and research. I under stand it could be caused from stress from the move. And I have gave it 2 days and he keeps doing it. I just slap him in the neck and say no.


So please if you can help or send me in the right direction. Please do because I hope to nip this in the butt before he makes it a habit. :(
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    03-05-2012, 09:41 PM
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Weanling
Is he turned out? I would suggest a cribbing collar. My 18 year old gelding was a lifelong cribber. Still is.
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    03-05-2012, 09:44 PM
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Foal
He is in a 24x24 stall that has a 12x12 barn attached and I walk him in the arena everyday and let him run free. I don't work him hard he is only a yearling
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    03-05-2012, 09:53 PM
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Foal
Please help if you guys could
     
    03-05-2012, 09:54 PM
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Trained
If he's 1 month or 1 year, he's still a colt, not a stallion.
Is he one month, or one year?

Does he have free turnout in a herd environment, or is he kept stabled or isolated?
At such a young age, if he is being kept confined or on his own, cribbing is likely a side effect of stress or boredom. If you can turn him out 24/7 with other horses (geldings/colts) then that is a good place to start.
In the meantime, invest in a cribbing collar, and wipe some Cribox (or similar bad tasting/smelling product) on the surfaces that he cribs on.
     
    03-05-2012, 09:58 PM
  #6
Foal
Sorry he is 1yr. He has not been gelded yet. I just said that because I thought it could be sexual frustration.

He is stalled next to a gelding. Only two horses at my place at this time. Till I buy more. So it could be boredom
     
    03-05-2012, 10:05 PM
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Trained
Is he stalled 24/7 or does he have turnout? I am a strong believer that young horses really need to be out in a herd environment to learn to be a horse, and to strengthen their bodies as they grow by being able to move around naturally. You won't find many paddock kept youngsters that crib, usually cribbing only begins if the horse becomes stressed, or has a pain issue.

If you have no other option but to keep him locked up, provide constant hay for him to work on through the day, and perhaps a toy like a Jolly ball, or Likit to hang from the roof to keep him occupied.
     
    03-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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Trained
Please give him turnout. That may, as Kayty has said, be some of the cause.
     
    03-05-2012, 10:11 PM
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Weanling
I agree, if he is locked up in a stall all day, he will continue to crib because he's not getting any stimulation or exercise. Taking him for walks isn't enough, he needs to run and play with other horses. That is probably why he began cribbing.
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    03-05-2012, 10:18 PM
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Foal
Ya he is in his stall and I take him down to the arena and let him be out for 3 to 4 hours while I take my other horse and ride. Then I leave them both in their for a hour to let them to calm down. And I take a nap and relax and then we all walk back. I don't have a turnout im not in a country I live in a city. It's not like are property is 12 acres. It's 2 acres
     

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