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post #1 of 7 Old 03-15-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Mane Chewer...

So, Cody has gotten into this little habit... he likes to nom on Chester(the pony's) mane. Chester has a whole chunk of mane missing! I mean he didnt have much in the first place, but inn one spot it is now completely bare. How can I get Cody to stop this silly habit he has? He isnt hurting him and the bare part where chester's mane USED to be isnt sore, or if it does than he does a super good job hiding it. So yeah. Any advice???? Thanks!!!


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post #2 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 06:23 AM
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perhaps put something that horses hate the taste of that won't damage hair or skin on it.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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I thought about that, but the only problem is I dint know what he wouldnt like... He eats everything. :) So I have no clue what to put... any Ideas?

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 09:55 AM
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You could possibly use hot sauce on your pony's mane. But make sure there is not any open wound on your pony! And don't drench it. Also if you use something other than hot sauce make sure it's not poisonous to horses. But also make sure it's bitter tasting and easy to clean of the pony's mane.

Otherwise I would suggest using a grazing muzzle, but cut a bigger hole in the bottom. This way the horse doesn't have (as much) restricted grazing but won't be able to chew on the pony's mane, unless he tries really hard. If the horse that is chewing is too thin than don't try the grazing muzzle.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 10:50 AM
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We mix cayenne pepper and vinegar in a squirt bottle and use it in the broodmare's tails so the babies don't eat them. Like Buttinthedirt said hot sauce would probably work well too. (love your handle btw!) I've found the commercial sour apple sprays, etc don't phase babies looking for a pacifier.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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perhaps some kind of wax would work better. not only would it last longer it would make the mane nice and shiny.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-16-2011, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Non of these Ideas would hurt the skin right? Because he has chewed right to the skin. Its not an open wound though.

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