Originally Posted by mayfieldk
I disagree, there's always something you can do about it. Put on a wire muzzle. They can still eat and drink... and they're not in danger from cribbing. How are they miserable?
My horse is outside 24/7 (we don't have stalls to put them in so it's not an option) with grass and hay. And he still cribs if he feels like it, so sometimes that doesn't help.
I do agree about the ulcers--my gelding got them after being discharged from the new bolton center, and he cribbed like crazy because of them.
Thats my point. If you put a wire muzzle on, sure he can still eat and drink, but his other horsey activities are taken away that make him happy. For example, mutual grooming.
If your guy is very prone to colicking or other extremely detrimental issues from cribbing, then the muzzle would be the lesser of two evils. If your horse doesn't exhibit any sign of colic, ulcers, or the like then I would leave it be.