Originally Posted by Sarahandlola
How do you tell the difference between a horse cribbing and chewing wood? Lola has started doing it a lot these past few weeks. But she actually tries to bite the wood off the fence..Is that still cribbing? She will do it with her rug too and whatever else she can find.
Cribbing is when a horse grabs onto an object and sucks air, it makes a very distinct sound. A horse that's chews actuals breaks off or chews the wood. A horse can be a cribber and chewer but they are two seperate habits.
A cribbing collar works by cutting off the windpipe so not allowing the horse to suck in the air, which is how they get their 'high'.