Horses, Life, A Touch of Geek

Incipient Vice

Rodney mouthing a bucket

Teethmarks of Impatience.

This is why we do not need a true cribber in the barn [HHPR#4]. For now, Rodney only gnaws lightly from time to time. Generally when we are around & he wants us to be doing something other, e.g. feeding him, fussing with him. leaving him alone, and so on.

The first horse I leased was a cribber, as was a fancy show horse who slummed at my boarding barn for a while, & a friend’s wonderful Quarter Horse lived to 33 with a cribbing strap around his neck. Because of these horses, I hadn’t formed a general injunction against cribbers, only a specific one because of Rodney. However, from the comments [HHPR#5], sounds as if I backed into the right decision.

Any proto-vices at your barn? (Not a full pack-a-day habit, just bumming the occasional smoke.)

Comments on: "Incipient Vice" (2)

  1. I think in a world full of horses, it’s okay to pass on the cribbers. Although, it sounds as though your world is not as full of horses as all that. I still find the lack of available horse flesh in your area puzzling. But then again, when I was involved with horses, I never lived more than an hour from Gladstone, so my perspective is skewed. Not all US soil is dotted with horses.

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