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  1. #1
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    Jan. 12, 2003
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    Default New horse is eating shavings!

    Just adopted a 4 year old OTTB from New Vocations who arrived yesterday. He's been great and has hay in front of him 24/7 with 24/7 turnout. Yesterday and today he's been eating mouth fills of shavings....WHY????
    Kristen

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  2. #2
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    No answer as to why, but if he were mine, he'd br on peat moss in a hurry.
    Founder of the Dyslexic Clique. Dyslexics of the world - UNTIE!!

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  3. #3
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    Bed stall with hay until your horse de-stresses and settles in. Horses eat shavings when stressed, when in pain, when nervous and upset, when they haven't been on shavings in a while, and for many other reasons.

    It's great that you got the horse you wanted!



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