What is Cribbing?
What exactly is cribbing, and what does a horse do while it cribs? Here' is an explanation of what you will see when a horse cribs.
Why do horses crib?
Interestingly, cribbing is not a habit seen in wild horses. The thinking is, that cribbing has a lot to do with how we keep domestic horses. Boredom, diet and genetics may play a part in developing the vice.
How can cribbing be harmful?
There is no doubt that cribbing can have a negative impact on a horse's health. Learn how cribbing can be detrimental to your horse's well being.
- How do I cope with horse that cribs?
There is no 100% sure way to stop cribbing, beyond surgery, but there are ways to cope. I've lived with a cribber, so I've tried many of these suggestions myself.
If you are planning to buy a horse, you will probably want to avoid a cribber. If a horse is cribber, it may actually be illegal to sell a horse and not disclose it is as cribber beforehand. Even if it is not illegal where you are, it is certainly unethical. Asking if the horse has any vices should be on your list of questions for the owner of any horse you are considering buying.