So I've had horses for a handful of years and my grandma just got her first horse. Perfect horse for her except one problem, she cribs. Not only is that a problem in its own, but what infuriates me is that she LETS her! She has tried nothing to make her stop and her horse has busted 4 fence panels so far and mind you this horse also has a colt and my horse is in the same area. I've seen the colt Trying to copy his mother cribbing. She knows why and how bad cribbing is and in her horses case it's just an obsessive habit, I'm talking obsessiveeeeee. My grandma gets mad whenever the topic comes up about her horse breaking fences and needing to fix the cribbing and she says she doesn't want to talk about it and there isn't anything she can do bla bla and I keep saying yes there are options and way to try a cribbing collar, well to her that's not an option it's "in humane" when it doesn't even hurt them.. Anyways pearl snapped another panel this morning and my grandpa is to nice to lay down the law on making the cribbing stop. Grandma is just ignoring fixing the problem and I can't barely stand it anymore, it completely infuriates me.
What should I do? Are there other options to help break a horse with a serious addiction to cribbing?? They think the option is just to get heavier tubed panels!!!!!
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