I'm looking for some ideas and recommendations to keep my destructive horse from ripping apart the waterer hose.
Every time there's been a rubber hose he likes to yank it and waste a lot of water.
We have this duramate style waterer. https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....caAlwmEALw_wcB
The hose comes out of the waterer and stays in the stall for about 18" then pops out of a hole and down to the water line.
The horse broke the hose by pulling it out, then we fixed it that day by covering it with a mat per BM request, and used screws and washers as that's what was provided.
Well it was very easy for him to rip the mat off and rip the hose out again. I think in part because it was a mat, which is chewy rubber that he already likes to chew on them, and it was screwed in, not bolted, and had no real defense against being pulled off.
So I would like to keep my horse stalled here and need a solution.
One option I was thinking was to get a metal pipe and elbow to replace the rubber hose until the line is out of the stall, then connect the hose where he can't reach it.
I was also thinking of connecting the hose and covering it with a wood sleeve sort of thing.
There may be other ideas so I'm posting here to see what else you can come up with.
He is very destructive, and will chew wood, mats, anything, over time. Anything that can be destroyed will be!
I've included a photo which shows the output for the hose, and you can see the hole in the stall where the hose goes out.