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post #1 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Just out of curiosity if you knew a horse was a windsucker. But while wearing the collar he is just fine. Would you consider buying him?
Yes I know what it is and its effects.
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 03:28 PM
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 03:43 PM
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Depends on the horse. If s/he were a good fit in every other way and was talented for what I need, then I would certainly get her/him. I make a mental pro and con list when considering horses (sometimes I write it down if it is close) and it does go in the con side for me, but it is not a dealbreaker, especially if a collar works on this individual.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 04:07 PM
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It wouldn't make the horse a write off, in my opinion, but just be aware that the collar shouldn't be worn 24/7, and horses are actually inclined to windsuck/crib more when the collar is taken off. I'd also have it scoped for ulcers, I believe there is some correlation (if not scientific, then anecdotal).

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 05:22 PM
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I have a cribber now. It took me about 5 months to find the "right" horse when I was horse shopping, and the fact that he cribs was not a deal breaker. Would I prefer that he not crib? Sure. But, no horse is perfect (at least, not in the price range I can afford )

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-02-2014, 05:50 PM
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I've had 3 - none of them were any problem as far as health was concerned but one of them used to pull all the fence posts over at an angle by using them to windsuck on - we ran electric wire all around the fences and it stopped her doing it - though she still used the gate.
If the horse was otherwise perfect for me I wouldn't be put off buying it
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