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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
A horse eating his own poop is actually a sign that they do not have a healthy gut and that they are looking for something that they are not getting. Young foals eat their mother's manure to absorb the antibodies that she has in her body and to establish their gut flora. Try giving your gelding Probios (you can get this at Tractor Supply) - 10 grams for three days, then 5 grams until the tub is gone, and see if he stops. Or you can find a healthy, worm free horse's fresh manure and dump it in his pen for him to eat as needed. Sounds gross but it works.
He sure is a nice looking old gentlemen, and appears to be in great condition- so don't think that this is because you are neglecting him!
As far as entertainment goes though, you could always take him for trail walks or do ground stretches and exercises with him, or build him an in-hand obstacle course!
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