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        03-17-2009, 04:36 PM
      #31
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Sir Drake    
    Right now he is on a "custom" sweet feed that my barn owner has. He used to be on Purina Strategy. He eats a tim/grass mix all day long. As for the ability to exercise? I'm not really sure what you mean. He is ridden about 4 times a week.

    I think he probably developed the habit two owners before me. The girl that sold him to me saw him in a field while passing by one day. He was very skinny (I saw pictures and it was bad) and not taken care of. One day she and her trainer stopped at their house and asked if they could take the horse to a better place. The woman said that it wasn't her horse, it was just in her field. So she did some calling around and eventually she got him to her farm. He got fattened up pretty well and she had started his training process. She had him for a year before I bought him. Before she found him, I have no idea what he had to go through. It makes me so mad that you can just look at a horse everyday and not even think about feeding it or finding it a better home.
    Have you talked to the vet about possible gastrointestinal problems? That would be my first step with a cribber. If your horse does have a gastrointestinal problem, then addressing that could cure or curb it the cribbing.
    Some horses crib out of boredom as well, which is why I was wondering how much room he has to roam and how much exercise he gets.
         
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        03-17-2009, 08:03 PM
      #32
    Foal
    I haven't talked to my vet about that actually. I think she is coming out soon for spring shots, so I guess I might as well ask her about it!
    He definitely has enough room to roam, but he doesn't much because he would rather eat hay!
         
        03-17-2009, 08:07 PM
      #33
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Sir Drake    
    I haven't talked to my vet about that actually. I think she is coming out soon for spring shots, so I guess I might as well ask her about it!
    He definitely has enough room to roam, but he doesn't much because he would rather eat hay!
    It's definitely worth asking your vet about! If that is the case, then there are definitely treatments, such as probiotics and the such... as simple as adding a probiotic to his daly feed could really help his gut. Like I said, definitely something to talk to your vet about.
         
        03-17-2009, 08:09 PM
      #34
    Foal
    Will do! Thanks so much!
         
        03-20-2009, 04:13 PM
      #35
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by mayfieldk    
    My horse cribs, and I use the old one-strap, 'nutcracker' styled strap with the metal at the bottom (not pointy or anything!).

    I found that this works the absolute best for me and my horse. The 'miracle collar' would rub his skin raw and he had no forelock anymore, and the skin all where the strap was would get raw and bloody. I saw the nylon strap for 7 bucks in the tack store, so I got it and tried it.

    He doesn't crib, I don't have to keep it on the tightest setting (It's really loose actually when you compare it to the M. Collar), and all of his mane and forelock grow. He has no problem with me putting it on and off. I absolutely love it, ESPECIALLY since I show and I can't have big hairless pieces on the sides of his neck (not to mention it hurt him!!).

    Have you every tried one of these?
    I have only used the nylon "cheapies" but to be honest, they are the best, in my opinion. My horse is also a hardcore cribber (except not now because he's in a HUGE pasture with grass so he just eats all day) and as soon as that collar goes on, he stops instantly. It's the greatest! And he doesn't lose hair anywhere with it either!
         

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