Would you go see it? There is a nice looking section D mare (yes I know, still don't know what I want ) near me that I was tempted to go and see. She is 15.1 so big enough for me, and small enough for my stable. 7 years old, has been a broodmare now coming back into work. Fairly low price because she has been 'seen to crib'. Would you buy a horse that cribs or windsucks, or should I keep away?
I would and ask what conditions make her crib and what measures have they taken to stop her? If its only when stressed or at feed times i would live with it for the right horse. If its 24/7 or it stands in the field cribing on fence posts then it would put me off. Some cribbers respond really well to supplements (antacids)
she wouldn't be able to crib in my field as it's all electric fencing. She may even find it hard in the stable as it has a metal gate for a door. However, I wouldn't want her to stress because she couldn't crib. They said she does not do it often when I spoke to them on the phone. In her photos she is in nice condition, but considering she is a Section D she is fairly slim, and I wondered if it were to do with her cribbing.
depends what the price is and if it manageable, Ollie has gone way too far past the point of beign cured and will literally stand in a field and windsuck had him on alsorts of supplements and nothing works for him, becasue of this he loose weight quickly i have to be super careful what i feed him otherwise he can colic and he just never looks good he doesnt seem to use his feed as well as other horses would becasue he has a tumym issue
i would however not prevent her from doing it, if thye cant bite a surface they tend to then find antoher way of doing it and does it without getting hold of anything, Ollie doesnt bite things when he widnsucks so if i wanted to the onyl way to stop him would be a collar but he hates it and actually will windsuck chonically and non stop until you either put it back on or put a bridle on with a flash to stop him but if he doesnt wear it he will do a few throughout the day ratehr than none stop for ten tfifteen minuets at a time
if you got the horse scoped found she had gastirc ulcers and treated it with the stuff from the vet then the results are very good you just then have to be very carefull managing her to prevent stress make sure she has lots of fiber etc
but i think the scope and the vets stuff is quite pricey they also want them on six weeks rest too to prevent any stress from work flaring up any problems again, ive not gone down this route with Ollie due to the price and him not being mine and his owner wont pay for it
Wouldnt go near a cribber. A friend had one and it led to all sorts of problems, wore its teeth right down to nothing and ended up having to be PTS from colic thought to be due to the cribbing. Not worth the heartache (or vets bills!!) for me...