Stretching Jaw on Corner Feeder? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2019, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Stretching Jaw on Corner Feeder?

I’m not sure if this is in the right category or if it should be in the “Horse Health” area, but that area looks like it’s for serious concerns when it comes to health.
My horse has been doing this for a period of time, but he’ll use the attached corner feeder to (I assume) stretch his jaw. He’ll place his upper teeth along the back edge and pull a little bit backwards which opens his mouth a bit.
I was just wondering if this was okay and if this is just in fact him stretching his jaw.
(We do ride using single D-ring bits for English)
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2019, 01:21 PM
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It sounds like he is cribbing....we used to have a warm blood who cribbed on air...
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That looks like that’s what it could be, thank you.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-23-2019, 04:00 PM
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Cribbing or windsucking most likely. Does he make a grunting associated with it?
Can increase colic risk and damage the teeth. You can get collars that prevent them from cribbing, plus giving them other things to do (grazing, turnout, hay, ect).
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