Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Cribbing doesn't bother me at all. I've ridden horses who cribbed and there are horses at the barn I board at who crib and it doesn't phase me. I would buy a cribber, I would own a cribber - so long as it was a horse that was compatable with me and can do the job I want the horse to beable to do.
I have always wondered why they do it, I was told that it is a "high" to them, like a "drug" but I don't know the details or the indepth reasonings behind it.
There are many top competative mounts who are cribbers, and the addiction has never hindered the horses performances. Look at Ian Millar's mount Big Ben *R.I.P* he was a cribber, but he won many, many, many comps for Ian and carried him to the Olympics many times.
I believe that Cribbers need more "special care" though. Aren't they more prone to colic and other medical issues? Teeth, digestive etc, etc?