The best way to stop a chewer is to separate him from the rest of the herd for at least a month. That should be enough time to break his habit. But if you can’t isolate the offender, you can thwart him with a distasteful potion.
How do I stop my horse from chewing his tail?
Take about two ounces of the petroleum jelly and mix a little bit of cayenne pepper in it. Apply it to only to where the horse’s tail that has been chewed while avoiding contact with its skin. When the chewer takes a bite, he will get unpleasant taste in his mouth, discouraging him from biting anymore.
Why do colts eat tails?
Why Foals Chew Tails
There is no single confirmed cause for tail chewing behavior. Different theories exist as to why foals begin exhibiting this behavior. Possible causes include nutritional deficiencies, teething, boredom and even just playing.
Do goats eat horses tails?
Goats have been known to chew off a horse’s tail because goats like to sample and nibble things. That’s why they are handy for getting rid of weeds too. Goats will eat plants that your horse won’t.
What are horses lacking when they eat wood?
Hay and pasture may vary in the content of fiber and it is shown that if horses are not getting enough fiber in your diet they may choose to chew wood. This is typically not a dangerous activity, but it can be harmful if they ingest staples, nails, or other harmful items within the wood.