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  1. #21
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    Any chance you could feed her with one of those boredom breaker rolly things so that she finishes the same time as her buddy? There's one I've seen that's a wheel on a base, so she wouldn't be spreading feed all over the stall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damrock Farm View Post
    Nightsong,...

    As far as metal stalls being uncomfortable, ???. I don't recall in my 50+ years of horse ownership seeing a horse laying down on a stall wall. I take great offense at your suggestion that I don't care about the horse's feelings. I charge a lot more than others in my area and have a waiting list of people who want to bring their horses to me. That is because I DO care about the horses and do whatever I can for them, whether physically or mentally to keep them healthy and happy. Perhaps you should take a look at my website or better yet, come here for a visit before shooting your mouth off about people and situations you know nothing about. >:[
    Damrock, she thinks shampoo is poisonous. I wouldn't worry too much about her anxiety over metal stalls.
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    IF YOU THINK YOUR BRAIN IS NOT WORTH PROTECTING WITH A HELMET, YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT!

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    How about giving these a try:

    http://www.horsecribbingspikes.com/
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosey_2003 View Post
    Any chance you could feed her with one of those boredom breaker rolly things so that she finishes the same time as her buddy? There's one I've seen that's a wheel on a base, so she wouldn't be spreading feed all over the stall.
    Or change her feed so she has more and takes longer to eat it (something that gives same nutrients but requires more volume), or rocks in her feed bucket or roll-em horse dispensers.
    Actually though, I like the "walk about" idea better. Properly protected aisles and freedom to investigate is good for the horse soul <grin>



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    How about giving these a try:
    http://www.horsecribbingspikes.com/
    OUCH! She doesn't crib at all, she's a chewer, big difference. That said, I wouldn't have those in my barn no matter how much damage a horse was doing. My mare is a die-hard cribber which is well controlled with a Tory French Cribbing strap.
    I would let them crib before I'd put spikes on my stall though, lol.
    IF YOU THINK YOUR BRAIN IS NOT WORTH PROTECTING WITH A HELMET, YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damrock Farm View Post
    OUCH! She doesn't crib at all, she's a chewer, big difference. That said, I wouldn't have those in my barn no matter how much damage a horse was doing. My mare is a die-hard cribber which is well controlled with a Tory French Cribbing strap.
    I would let them crib before I'd put spikes on my stall though, lol.
    Well, on their testimonial page, there is a photo showing how it deterred a chewer:

    http://www.horsecribbingspikes.com/Testimonials.html

    One thing that I have found that deters the barn beavers is good old Irish Spring bar soap, rubbed liberally on all chew-able surfaces. I went back and read your OP, and if the horse is chewing on the flat side boards, then try the soap.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams



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    Irish Spring or Vicks VaporRub.
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