Ever come back to your stable yard or field in the morning to find your horse has had a little party overnight chewing all the lovely timber round your Stables or Field Shelter?
It's frustrating and can cause health issues if he's eaten a lot of it.We have a few little tricks to help stop this, protecting your horse and stables in the process.
Boredom - The main cause of horses chewing their surroundings is boredom, being kept in a lot or not having enough stimulation can cause your horse to be bored and as a result chew the closest thing, your lovely stable. Providing him with toys, games and enough stimulation should help stop him from wanting to chew.
Chew Strips - As standard all of our ranges Clipper, Chart and Chester come with galvanised anti-chew strips capping the top of bottom stable doors extending down with a large bib to the front. As an added extra our Chart and Chester Range Stables (and Field Shelters) come with galvanised anti-chew strips to the door openings as well, giving you even more protection from potential chewing.Anti-chew
Sprays - Should your horse still have a desire to chew the timber in your stables and field shelters, there is now a vast range of anti-chew spray available. These generally work by making the wood unappealing and taste horrible to your four legged friend discouraging him from chewing again. Generally we would suggest an alcohol free spray and to make sure you patch test any spray on an inconspicuous section of your timber building in case it changes the colour or stains.