Move your old guy too! He might react like my old mare and kick out the side of the stall. She didn't hurt herself but she could have. Listen to the cribbing, even with a collar some cannot be controlled, and image listening to that all night.
Luckily they're on different turnout schedules, so he'll only be in there with him during the evening feeding, thank goodness. Honestly, I'm not over-fond of that horse anyway, and this doesn't help. He also shakes his feed bucket.
Well, the young horse had never cribbed before, and started to after this horse moved in, but then he's one of those that's always into EVERYTHING. Let him out to graze while you clean his stall, and he's back in the barn pulling off everyone's leadrope and playing with their stall gates trying to get them to join him.
He's on a good work schedule and gets turnout, thank goodness, because otherwise he'd be a real pain.
Currently stalled next to a horse that cribs and weaves...Quite frankly the weaving is more annoying than the cribbing to me....He cribs and chews mostly in TO and is literally eating the fence, but he is in individual TO away from my guy's group as he doesn't play well with others....
Never occured to me to ask to be moved as they seem to get along just fine...There is a full wall between them so they don't really interact and are only near each other at night anyway....
We have a cribber here and yes my horse (show horse) is next to him. Actually facing each other, if that makes sense. Mine is at the last stall at the end of barn. Don't believe this is a "learned" vice as many think. Usually caused from something, like ulcers or lack of hay and boredom. Usually happens at an early age and once they begin, well, then they continue.
I have a boarder that made the comment to me that she can't believe that I allow that horse to crib and it makes her mad that her mare is next to him. I just laugh and say if that were my only problem. She (boarder) got over it and we still put collar on the other fellow at night in stall but sometimes I walk in barn and hear that god awful noise and somehow he still manages to crib.
I think it bothers me more than the other horses. So yes, I would stall next to a cribber but yes it annoys me. But talk to the BO and see if maybe you can work something out.
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Am really glad to hear that so many horses have not learned to crib from other horses.
While that's good for them, the veeeery simple truth is that they can and do. All the research in the world isn't going to help you if yours happens to be one that can and does. And there is no "test" that will tell. Same stressful conditions will have some horses acting out and others not.
So, while not in the current fashion, I will not expose my horses to the risk.
We'll hear from a lot of people who say cribbing doesn't matter. And it doesn't - to them. There are however a lot of people to whom it matters very much and there are barns which don't accept them at all.
Your horses, your call, but since you wanted to hear from all of us, here's my two cents.
While I've heard anecdotes to the contrary, I've never seen a horse learn cribbing from another horse. One of my horses shares an in/out with a cribber currently. (Both stalls open into a paddock - one horse is out all day, one out all night.) The other horse cribs horribly and does not wear a collar. He even cribs on my horse's stall door. My horse has yet to even lick the wood, let alone start cribbing.
My other horse has also been stabled with cribbers and wood chewers (and currently one that weaves) and has never picked up on the vices.
For what it's worth, mine did!!! Perhaps he was predisposed to it. I'll never know BUT what I do know is that within a very short period of time, he did become a bonafide cribber. He was a yearling at the time and was moved when I insisted on it but the habit was well set at that point. Scottie was born with a large cleft palate and as such could not wear a collar. He was euthanized at 20 and I will never again have a cribber next to one of mine.