My horse isn't a cribber, but there is a horse at our barn who is a HEAAAAVY cribber. She never EVER stops! She doesn't get any attention from her owner so it's not like I blame her, but still, she's chewing through the fences, feed troughs, water buckets and everything! And not to mention that horrible sound she makes whenever she does it! No matter how many times we tell her to stop, she always goes straight back!
I don't know what to do next! Whenever she does it I yell at her, chase her away from the fence, throw a rock at the fence (not at the horse, don't worry!!) to make a sound to scare her off...She always leaves but never fails to come back to suck more air out of the wood.
Today I soaped up the fence ALL the way around her paddock, took me a while. Then I turn back around in 5 minutes and she's chewing at it again. I realized that when she's cribbing she's using only her teeth...not her tongue or anything so I guess soaping it wouldn't make a difference if she isn't tasting it but I had heard it'd work.
What do you guys do for this??? Please Please Please reply!