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post #1 of 7 Old 03-03-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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home remedies!! any ideas?

I had a good look thru the threads here about wood chewing.

So I have read and understand it could be not enough calcium, and it could be just habit....and all that.

My filly and her stable mate (another filly) are chewing on my barn. Not eating it, just ripping at it. Also my plastic sign (that is hung high by the way..but stretches to grab it) she hasn't ripped it, but is causing a bit of damage. They have as much hay as they want, they have purina Evolution Juvenile , they have salt licks, mineral licks, and NUTREQUIN, and in thier stalls, they have the blocks, and apple hanging treat things, and a horse pacifier...which they use all of it.

When they go outside they eat...but its usally just before I go out to feed they go to town on the barn. And there is holes starting. You can see the beavers' little flakes of wood on the ground, or on the boards between them in the barn.


MY QUESTION IS after all that... I know I know....lol is ...Is there any "home remedies" I can put on the wood to make it taste bad, that they won't chew it?????

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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I had a horse once that would chew his door to bits for no reason, like your horses he was getting all the nuitrents he needed, I got stuff called cribstop from my local farm supplies shop, it had a brutal smell and Id guess it didnt taste to hot, it worked great, I rubbed it all over the door. Iv also seen ones putting vinegar on the wood, you might bable to get big bottles cheap in your super-market.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-03-2012, 08:56 PM
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People around here use hot sauce. Usually the smell of it is enough to deter them from the wood. They tend not to like spicy things. I would try that if I were you. I also have a friend that wrapped wire around the wood her horse was chewing, or she put a grazing muzzle on him until she fed him.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-03-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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thanks!, I was at the "horse store" today and forgot all about looking to see if they could order me something for this, so I was wondering what I could use.
Today is the first time I actually seen them doing it. But had noticed the damage starting earlier... little buggers.....

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-03-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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ps

its a vertical surface, and window frame and the corners of the barn. They also have figured out how to disconnect the electric fence.....gotta put a box around that for them to eat too. :)

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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update,....got a bottle of no chew, and mc nasty.....working!!


But id still like to hear about any home remedies for anything horsie!

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Just grab a bar of soap and rub it on there! You couldn't get any more cheap than that and it lasts a long time. When you want it off, just take some water and wah-lah! Plus, it makes the horses smell good. :) haha

"Horses donít have hard mouths, they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get the horse through his body, the softer he will be in your hands." Clinton Anderson




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