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post #1 of 4 Old 10-31-2009, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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new to group/horse eating wood posts

Hi! I'm Iva, and new to the group. Been a horse owner for about 5 yrs now. Own 2 geldings, both 20 yrs young, 1 arabian, 1 quarter horse. We recently moved to a large 120 acre ranch, with other horses boarded there. We are putting up a wood post shade for them. One of the ranch hands mentioned the problem of the horses chewing the posts. I told them we don't have that problem with our horses. Which we have not. Until I said that. Went out this morning to feed them, and the post has been chewed on. Arggghh! What do I do?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-31-2009, 08:05 PM
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There is a variety of different mixtures to put on wooden posts to stop your horses from chewing on them. (Makes it taste REAL bad). I'd google around, I'm sure you could find plenty of stuff. You can even make your own mixture, as long as it isn't toxic!

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-31-2009, 11:19 PM
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wood chewing is usually a boredom thing, or a lack of proper nutrition. just like eating poop or eating bark. have you talked to your vet and/or taken a look at what they're being fed and what could be added?
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-08-2009, 12:11 PM
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mix a good lump of grease with old engine oil in it and put a good thick lump on the posts
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