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        05-24-2013, 03:23 AM
      #11
    Trained
    I strongly second the slowfeeder haynet. Keeps her busy.
    I've seen this kind of cribbing with horses who didn't have food for long hours / been stalled without sufficient roughage. So don't be mad at the mare, rather at the people who did this to her.
    The slowfeeder will also help the colt not picking up the " habit"

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        05-24-2013, 08:40 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    The stables I volunteer for have 4 cribbers its horrable and goes from horse to horse next you have 10 horses cribbing..terrible addiction
         
        05-24-2013, 09:17 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I've gotten lucky in that aspect. I have 5 horses and only 1 shows any signs of cribbing. I hadn't seen him do it in a long time until the other day, but none of the others have copied him. Now I will add that they are all pastured 23.50/7 and are only stalled to eat so no one is run off their feed.
         
        05-24-2013, 05:20 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    My suspicion is that horses that crib that enthusiastically probably have something actively bothering them. Ulcers are the usual suspect but I've seen theories that any kind of pain/discomfort can aggravate a cribbing habit.

    Be very careful of how you wean the baby. The majority of stereotypies start within one month of weaning, and since you've already seen him taking after mom you want to make sure it doesn't become a habit at that time when he'll be especially sensitive to it.

    ETA- you might be able to prevent more broken fence panels by redirecting the cribbing- run hot wire at the top of the fence so she can't crib on it, then leave a solid post of other surface accessible that she can't break.
         

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