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        01-16-2008, 08:14 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Windsucker.. please help!!

    Ok heres the deal.. My thoroughbred windsucks.. Fair enough most thoroughbreds are prone to windsuck but Barney does it ALL THE TIME!! He's done it since before we got him and we've tried almost everything to get him to stop.. like, EVERYTHING!! We've put crib-stop etc. on the posts but he just got used to the taste, we tried putting duct tape (you know, they grey stuff? They're supposed to dislike the taste) but he just chewed through it and we nailed ice cream container lids to the top of the posts so he couldn't get to them but he just pulled them off!! He's persistant I tells ya!! The owner before us said she tried the collar but it had to be so tight it wore patches of hair off his neck I suggested putting carpet or rubber over the posts and rails but the carpet may cause respitory problems and the rubber will be very pricey (His paddock is 3 1/2 acres, plus stock yards with 2 seperate yards, ramp etc.) he's not loosing condition and still eats, drinks, runs around etc.. He even windsucked in the stables!! And they're made out of metal!!

    Please help, we're getting desperate!!
         
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        01-16-2008, 08:33 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    Yikes my sisters appendix qh is a cribber but he only does it while feeding or when he gets bored. Maybe you could try giving him stuff to play with?
    Or maybe he is missing something in his diet?
         
        01-16-2008, 11:17 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Why don't you get a cribbing collar anyway? Maybe they bought a poor kind there are lots of types and cruddy crap out there.

    The miracle collar is the one I'd suggest. http://www.miraclecollar.com/
         
        01-20-2008, 07:43 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thanks for your suggestions guys!! We're getting him checked over by a vet to make dure he has no ulcers, getting his nutritional balance and buying him miracle collar and a jolly ball.. I'll keep you posted..
         
        01-23-2008, 03:18 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Hot wire his paddock. You put braces on the corner posts into the paddock about 6-8 inches and run the wire from the braces which keeps the fence boards 6-8 inches out of his reach. Once he zaps himself reaching for them a couple of times he'll figure it out.

    In his stall is a tough one, maybe a collar done up good and tight while he's in.....????
         
        01-23-2008, 11:44 PM
      #6
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by G&K's Mom
    Hot wire his paddock. You put braces on the corner posts into the paddock about 6-8 inches and run the wire from the braces which keeps the fence boards 6-8 inches out of his reach. Once he zaps himself reaching for them a couple of times he'll figure it out.

    In his stall is a tough one, maybe a collar done up good and tight while he's in.....????

    I have a tb filly who does the same thing... nothing is showing wrong with her, she still runs eats and all that she just always does it...
    We did kinda the same thing as above... we've run electric string around her ENTIRE paddock (its about 1 1/2 acres plus we've done 3 others so we can move her around lol) and it stops her while she's in the paddock but once she's out she starts again, but it is helping cos when we turn the fence off she doesnt try it... it comes with plastic clampy things that you screw to the top of all ur posts and you just run it along the top...

    If you need the exact name or anything just pm me and ill fill you in good luck!
         

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