My horse does not appreciate me!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Rotten boy! we were expecting 12-18 inches of snow here in SWVA so on Friday I brought both horses into their stalls to avoid being out in the blizzard. Neither horse had been stalled since last winter but they both walked right in. No big deal.

    Well, the boys have been doing chores for me cause they are agile enough to climb those snow banks...lol.

    Yesterday, they put the horses back in the paddock so that they could play in the snow and get some exercise. So they were stalled for 48 hours, with plenty of food and water!

    Today, I wander down to the barn to hand out some chicken treats and OMG! General has EATEN the top board of his stall. It used to be a 1 x 4. Now it is a 1 x1 in some spots, a 1 x 2 in others...you get the picture.

    Ungrateful beast! I shouuld probably go check his mouth for splinters huh?

    Oh, And DS mentions that he also reached over the stall, got a 1/2 bag of wood shavings, pulled them into the stall and destroyed them.

    Naughty. Naughty. Naughty! Next time....he can stay in the snow!! (j/k)
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] you need to get one of those hanging treat balls, that'll keep em busy!
     
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Quote:Or some of that no chewing spray.
     
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    He is directly across from and eye level to 40 chickens....what more entertainment does he need? [​IMG]
     
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Quote:Maybe he wanted a T.V.? I thought everyone know that.
     
  6. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
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    I can relate Camelot Farms!!..We have the nicest scalloped edged boards in the area!!

    My son raised six bottle calves last winter that did the same thing when we locked them in a small area under the barn lean to..only theirs was the next to the bottom row!!
     
  7. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:Maybe he wanted a T.V.? I thought everyone know that.

    [​IMG] Why didnt I think of that? [​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    flip that board over, rip off the uneven part with a table saw and fasten a length of rebar along the entire surface of that top board. Tie it down good whatever you use. Your board will last longer than that horse.
     
  9. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Quote:Great idea! There isnt enough left of the board to flip and trim. But it was only a 1 x 4 to start so I will just replace it and put in that rebar. Thanks!
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    We cover exposed "chewable" wood edges in the horse area with tin.
     

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