The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default donkey crisis!!

    I have a donkey, Jenny donkey 3.5 yrs old, and she has completely eaten my 15.1 geldings tail!! She is so lovely and I really don't want to sell her but for now she has been sectioned off from my gelding but, as she is a donkey, she has the massive field shelter with her because her coats not water proof and so my gelding is outside while this tiny donkey has a massive field shelter!!
    So, my parents have decieded to sell her but I'm totally against the idea and I honestly think that she is teething. We tried putting all sorts of sprays on the geldings tail; cribox spray, naf off spray, conditioner and we even tried the tail bag but we kept finding it on the floor...
    Please help ASAP as people have already come to see her!!
    Thank you



  2. #2

    Default

    We tried putting all sorts of sprays on the geldings tail;
    Did you originally have anything in his tail when she ate it?

    I ask because when I boarded, I was the ONLY owner who used a tail conditioner Cowboy Magic (out 20 owners) and my horses were the only ones who EVER got their tails chewed off! The other horses were attracted to the Cowboy Magic tail conditioner.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 11, 2011
    Posts
    1,395



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 25, 2011
    Posts
    376

    Default

    How about a grazing muzzle on the donkey while you work out a long-term solution?



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2006
    Posts
    3,329

    Default

    RAPLAST!!! Spray generously on the tail then put a BIG splash of it in donkey's mouth!! Product has a 30 day money back guarantee...and it DOES WORK!! I used to sell it on my tack trailer!!
    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2000
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    12,318

    Default

    Rap last works, but don't get it on the dock of the tail if you can help it. It burns.

    Or put the tail in a tail bag, and spray bag with Rap Last. (As long as you don't have flies).



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2006
    Posts
    3,329

    Default

    Another note on Raplast...Do NOT get it on your hands then touch your eyes or mouth!!! Glove are good!! The stuff lasts for days and you will know why it works!!
    I used to sell it to a flight attendant...they were not allowed to carry Mace and the Raplast had the same effect on assailants!! Tough stuff, but at least it may allow you to keep your donkey!! I second the tail bag and Raplast too. But you MUST introduce the Raplast directly into the donkey's mouth so they appreciate the full "bang" from it. Otherwise they have to eat a lot of hair before they realize the effect.
    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma



Similar Threads

  1. Managing a hay crisis
    By nlk in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: Aug. 6, 2012, 06:04 PM
  2. fashion crisis?
    By scs287 in forum Dressage
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jul. 26, 2012, 11:35 AM
  3. Dog in crisis, looking for ideas
    By Simkie in forum The Menagerie
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: Aug. 26, 2011, 05:04 PM
  4. WEF - Mid-life Crisis No. 2!
    By dogbluehorse in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Dec. 6, 2010, 09:53 PM
  5. Help: Having a Crisis!
    By eventr4life in forum Eventing
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Feb. 15, 2010, 09:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness