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post #1 of 17 Old 03-27-2009, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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would you buy a mild cribber(wondsicker)?

The only time this horse does it, is when he is tied to a wood fence and only a wood fence, he does out of nervousness, he does not do it out of bordem. He wont do it when tied to a trailer, not in his stall, no were else except for when he is tied to a wood rail fence with a saddle on, no saddle on and he wont do it. The owner thinks its just a nervous thing. And he has not been doing it all his life. i have him on horse critque if you want to see him, here is the critique Possible purchase. She also only wants $2,000 for him now, she needs to pay the tax man very soon, i am going to offer her $1,500. He is a very well broke horse ready to run the barrel pattern, you dont find ready to run barrel horses for this cheap normally, especially here in Prineville, Oregon. So let me know here are a couple other pics of him.
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O here is another picture and in my title i mean windsucker not wondsucker lol.

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Is he just chewing on the fence or is he actually grabbing it and sucking?
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i think he is actually grabbing it and sucking, but im not sure??

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i think he is actually grabbing it and sucking, but im not sure??
With the few we have had boarded with us, and the ones we have seen at the clinic, they do not only suck in one spot. It's an addiction.

It may be the only area the current owner actively notices it. I would be interested in watching the horse eat and see if it grabs a hold of the feed bucket between bites. Those are the worst.
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IDK. It is hard to critique from that pic. If it is very hard to find a good barrel horse for that cheap in your area, I would definitely be cautious in proceeding. Cribbing may end up being the least of his problems (but then again, he could just be a steal...LOL). If you have the opportunity, go try him out and just see how he acts and how you get along with him. By "ready to run the barrels", do you mean that he is just broke with the potential to be trained for barrels or has he been patterned already?

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He is completly patterened. Fast Loping the pattern and ready for the next step. He is very, very, broke. I am definantly gonna go see him, it just depends on if my mare sells or not. And again im not sure if he actually sucks wind or if he just chews on the wood, i asked her but she hasnt e-mailed me back yet, i will let you know when she does and what she says. To me it sounds like a nervousness thing, not an addiction, yet, and i know it can turn into one, so i would maybe get a collar or muzzle thing just in case, but i mean it dont sound bad. And for the price of him, i think its a good deal, like i said im gonna offer her $1,500.

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UPDATE: She said he does when she has him tied to the wood fenceing and is what he does is he grabs it and grunts. So i dont think he sucks. I think he just grabs and grunts like a horse that is cinchy, but instead of bitting you or kicking at you, he just grabs the wood and grunts.

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I wouldnt buy a cribber. They can often teach other horses the same bad habit and I'm not sure that I would beleive that he would do it out of nervousness. What reason is there for him to be nervous? If he ties and rides fine them there doesnt seem like there is any reason he would be nervous when tied and saddled. I think that it may be a bigger problem than she is making it out to be. I may just be thinking this because I have often seen people be dishonest when selling horses, so I naturally want to question what is being told to me.

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Well, he may of been hurt while being cinched or something like that, he just grabs the wood and clamps down on it, he does not suck on the wood, he just grabs its and clamps down while being saddled. He did not come from a good home, she rescued him in a way, he had horrible teeth, wolf teeth were still in his bit teeth were horribly long and his hooves were bad, she has got him all fixed up. But im just wondering if they didnt do something to him while saddleing him and now he does this out of a fear.??

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