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Judith

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I am looking to purchase used corral panels. They will be used for thoroughbred horses. These monkies have chewed through almost everything. They even chew the posts betweeen the electric wire! AAAAA :mad: I can't afford new, but don't mind some rust etc. If anyone has any sitting around let me know,
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The best place to find used panels are a farm sale,prob is they're not much cheaper then new.
 

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Mrs.Greg said:
The best place to find used panels are a farm sale,prob is they're not much cheaper then new.

You got that right Mrs. Greg. New panels would have all the hooks and no broken spots to hurt a horse.
 

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Mrs.Greg said:
The best place to find used panels are a farm sale,prob is they're not much cheaper then new.
Went to a auction sale 2 months ago where fence panels sold for more then new price :!: Get quotes for new ones first.
 

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I would just turn the horses out in a bigger pasture they sound bored to me or they could be hungry they would rather eat hay than post's and plank.
 

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I think it has something to do with their diet. Perhaps too much energy in the supplement. We have been pm'ing each other and I hope she finds out what the problem is.

Chewing wood is a symptom. Putting up portable steel panels won't fix the problem, IMO.
 

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I have been PMing back and forth with fasterhorses.

The horses are in a large area with free fed local hay.(15%) They get alfalfa (flake each) two times per day. They have loose salt and are fed an excellent mineral mixture from Otter Co-op.(they are known worldwide for quality horse feeds) The feed they are getting is a phase feed text pellet # 3. Wormed regularly and are healthy to the eye. The thoroughbreds chew, the standardbreds do not. All are off the track rejects :) (Whom I love dearly) Yup some weave, and do weird stuff but aside from that there is no reason to be eating everything in sight. It is sooo frustrating.
 

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They probably picked it up being bored in a stall at the track. Once they do it, it is a hard habit to stop if it is just a nervous or bored mannerism...

We have clean Bluegrass straw my horses eat free choice with some Alfalfa once a day. Full horses tend to not do this. Bluegrass has few enuogh calories to where they won't founder,


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A big part of it can be learned from one hores to another

Many ideas here
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Horses+chew+wood&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

When I was riding colts and Horses full time I had and still have a Pellet gun - Horses that were "Cribbin" or "Wind Suckin" would get a shot.

I've had 3 dogs that quickly picket up on my Chuckin Pebbles or Pellet shots and loved to jump at horses and stop "Cribbin" or "Wind Suckin" (24/7) - - I could count on Bay Medowes Race Track sending me 2, 3, or 4 troubled horses per month for my dogs to work on - - dogs loved it and it was good money - - in those Day $500 per momth each. About 1 momth would break the habit - - but if one in a Barn or Field starts they all pick-up the Habit quickly
 

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Faster horses said:
Well, these horses aren't cribbing or windsucking, they are chewing.

And I can't say as I think much of your training methods on this particular problem.

Oh I'm sorry - here for 67 years I've thought that Chewing = Cribbing
but then as you say -
"Smart people don't need advice, stupid people won't take it."
 

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OldDog/NewTricks said:
Faster horses said:
Well, these horses aren't cribbing or windsucking, they are chewing.

And I can't say as I think much of your training methods on this particular problem.

Oh I'm sorry - here for 67 years I've thought that Chewing = Cribbing
but then as you say -
"Smart people don't need advice, stupid people won't take it."

Well we would give you advice but you won't take it.as your post state's
 

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This may or may not be helpful or useful. But....I've had App's for over 30 yrs and had one who was a HUGE gelding...and a 1500 lb termite to beat.

I took red pepper...a big can...and mixed it with KY jelly--MAKE SURE YOU WEAR GLOVES!!--and spread the goo all over his stall bars and anywhere he tended to chew. I put a fly mask on the horse to keep him from rubbing his face as a precaution.

He will hate you for a few days...but one or two nibbles and he will be DONE with that deal. I tried to use Wesson Oil/cooking oil but it didn't stick to the wood. The Vet was here while I was coming up with my idea and he had a tube of KY on his truck...we tried that and it is now part of his regime for chewing/gnawing/sucking horses.

It does sound a bit cruel....but so are splinters in the gums and broken teeth to horse! My horse had been stalled A LOT until I got him--was a barrel racer/header heeler....we all came to the conclusion that he was bored and didn't know what to do with himself. So I also put his flakes of hay in different parts of the pasture...that way he'd have to walk a bit and look for his goodies.


He was just a 7 yr old then....he's now 35 and his barn is still standing !!!
 

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Stopped the little monkies clean today. an application of good ole engine oil!!! (a vet recommended it believe it or not :) Works like a charm. Not sure if it would stop a die hard cribber though. I have a sneaking suspicion this all started when I moved my stally from the pasture with the girls. I just can't remember for sure. Can't wait til the 15th of Feb to pop him back in with the girls.. Sheesh hormones......
 

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