A better, safer way to protect wood fences is to cover the posts, poles or boards with small-mesh chicken wire. Horses can’t chew through it, and it’s unpleasant on their teeth so they quit trying to chew the wood beneath it.
What to paint on wood to keep horses from chewing?
Stop wood chewing habits in horses with the hot, cinnamon taste of Farnam® Chew Stop™ – Aerosol or Liquid. Spray, paint, roll or brush on surfaces where horses chew, such as fences, corrals, stalls, mangers, gates, posts and tree bark. It will keep horses from chewing blankets and bandages.
What to put on trees to stop horses chewing?
Spraying or planting the areas around the tree with garlic. Applying a mixture of manure and water to the trunk of the tree. Animals such as horses do not eat near areas where they can smell their own manure. This helps them to reduce their parasite burden.
Is it OK for horses to eat bark?
Fortunately, the bark of oak trees is non-toxic and horses generally don’t like the taste of acorns or oak leaves. Also, a few nibbles of the leaves or a mouthful of acorns is not enough to cause toxicity in your horse.
How do you keep horses away from plants?
A spray made from cayenne might work. You might also try sprinkling blood meal around your flowers. Not only should it help keep the horses away (well – it works on deer), but it’s an excellent fertilizer…