Originally Posted by Black Out
I have owned a horse that cribs for probably 2-3 months now. We do have a cribbing collar on her right now. How long will it be until I can take it off and not have to worry about her cribbing?
I have a 20 year old QH mare that has worn a cribbing collar for as long as I can remember...and we have owned her since she was 4. As soon as you take it off, or even if you do not keep it snug, she goes right back to cribbing. In my experience, I don't see a time where you can take it off and be sure the horse will not crib. Cribbing also wears down their teeth--my mare's top teeth are barely there--the equine dentist makes a comment every time he sees them. So I would watch your horse carefully if it cribs when the strap is off, and put it back on right away if you see cribbing. As others have said, I would have the horse scoped for ulcers.