Curly & Nikki (my mums horse) have a habit of chewing pine posts.
We just built a new arean 60X20 and it is made of pine posts, when we tie them to saddle them or let them loose in there they just chew on it, not crib but chew.
We have tried giving a smack/saying no and they stop and a few seconds later resume. This goes on and on.
They have a salt lick, they get hard feed and lucerne hay, grass and lucerne mix hay and some straw as well as supplements.
Any ideas on what we can do to stop them doing this?
Its not really and option to never tie them up or let them loose in the arena.
They have a post in their paddock that they have eaten half of also.
We need some answers!