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post #1 of 4 Old 12-03-2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Cool ~How To Cure Fence Chewing~

My Thouroughbred gelding used to chew the fence in the yard when he was tied up. He never did it (as far as I am aware) unless he was tied up. This is how I got him to stop.

There's two methods that I tried.
The first is cutting a slit in a pool noodle and putting that over the fence. This worked for my neighbor's mare when she started windsucking. My horse, however, just pulled it off the fence.
The second method I tried, and that worked, was mixing Vaseline with chilly flakes (you can also your pepper) and smearing it all over the top rail. It was a bit messy in the yard for a while, but he stopped chewing the fence within the hour.

Hope this helps
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 AM
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My mare picked up this habit over a year ago in a "full board" barn where they fed almost nothing... i still cant get her to stop, even though shes on free choice coastal and t/a twice a day. I will have to try to chilli flakes and vaseline.... i never thought about that. i've tried motor oil, bitter apple spray, rubbing habanero peppers on it, she just keeps chewin it.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-04-2012, 09:09 AM
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Try liquid dish soap. Paint it on the areas she chews. Be sure you don't use anything with bleach or a bleach alternative - you dont want to poison her! Just plain dish soap.
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You could try hanging salt and mineral blocks around the place. Its stopped our new mare from nibbling at her stable
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