Hi- My 8 yr old Connemara just started nibbling on some stall woodwork. never done it before. Currently eating ________ (handful) 2x day and 1st cut hay. Turned out all day w/ ok( not lush- rocky) grazing. She's been in a new barn for 3 weeks- seems to really like it. Any suggestions? Mineral deficiency?
They are for sure trying to get something that they're not getting from their current diet.
There are a couple of links I hope you will review:
www.DrDanLibrary.com actually has has an audio about Chewing/Cribbing and
there is also a short 4 minute video about Cribbing shown at one time on RFD-TV.
And please review the feeding program: www.WhatToFeedYourHorse.com
and the components that go together in it. Do know that I am generally
not a fan of commercial feed.
One of the components of the program I for sure recommend is our natural
salt/mineral supplement called RED CAL- in fact I think no horse should be
without it! It is fed free-choice all-they-want-all-the-time. You didn't mention
rocks/blocks but I hope they're not in use— I don't like them at all.
So, if you don't consider any other portion of our program or any other
products- I do hope you will provide RED CAL in lieu of rocks/blocks or other
Keep me posted and Thanks for asking Eileen!
Check out these helpful links:
The Natural Horse Vet Magazine: http://www.DrDanMag.com
What To Feed Your Horse? http://www.
Dr. Dan's Library: http://www.DrDanLibrary.com
The Natural Vet On The Net: http://TheNaturalVet.net