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post #1 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Colt digs GIANT HOLES!

My American Warmblood colt digs to China everything I feed him. I fill it back in daily. I can't feed him anywhere else. On the ground he spreads in, he dumps buckets...if I hang a bucket he paws it until he eventually gets his foot stuck in the bucket(which by the way he thinks is a game..no he doesnt panic) I've put mats down,he digs them out. I've put him in a clay foundation stall,he digs holes in my expensive clay. This horse is trouble.He CLIMBS my gaits(like a goat), gets into my tackroom(yes,turns the nob and opens the door. I have to put child proof nob covers...WHICH HE CHEWS OFF). I can't tie him to anything.He stands there are unties himself and any horses around him. I have double haltered him and triple tied him. He just works each rope until he is free. Anyhow I've become adjusted to those things but Im tired of filling the grand canyon in daily. Its like a 4ft hole when he's done!

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post #2 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 01:02 AM
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haha!! That's funny, you gotta get some pics of him climbing the gate

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post #3 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 01:07 AM
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No advice here, but I just had to laugh. Sorry.

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post #4 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 02:10 AM
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LOL, my mothers mare is like that, aside from the digging. When I was working my gelding the other day, she was into EVERYTHING. She knocked the saddle off the fence, tried to pull the blanket into the water tank, chewed his bridle while I had my back turned, took off with a lead rope, then When I tied her up she chewed the lead rope and untied herself! It is so frustrating to have a horse like that,I feel your pain!

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post #5 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 02:16 AM
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What a busy boy. Sounds like he wants a job as a gopher! Does he have toys to occupy him such as jolly balls hanging down, an old tire, traffic cones, etc.

Mine like to knock over their waters on a daily basis but nothing as drastic as your guy!

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post #6 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 02:39 AM
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yeah, try getting some toys for him, even a few old soccer balls could do.

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post #7 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 02:40 AM
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I have just found Farah's twin..That pic looks all to familiar ;)
I have to sit outside and watch her eat.Its the ONLY thing that keeps her from digging,tipping buckets,knocking the food out ect...Its very annoying.The only thing that might work would be a feed bag (its a muzzle that holds food).

I have tried all of the "no tipping feeders" and NOTHING will work.
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post #8 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 02:45 AM
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Just to add... I doubt its a "boredom" issue,atleast in my case.Farah was rescued from the kill pen, so she had to fight for food and was bullied by the other horses. Farah is very nervous when she eats and constantly turns around and looks for other horses that "might try a sneak attack" LOL

I have watched her eat several times and once she does get the grain onto the ground,she stops pawing. :/

You can keep them "entertained" all you want, but it wont help this issue.

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post #9 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 03:55 AM
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Hahahaha sounds like a more extreme version of the 3yo I had! Haha he climed gates, got stuck in the tackroom, got him feet stuck in high places and was just trouble haha gotta laugh though! Adds to the fun :P

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post #10 of 41 Old 12-28-2009, 05:44 AM
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Norman OK! Cool! You live close by to where my horse was born. He was born in Purcell OK.


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