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Okay so I am looking at possibly buying this barrel horse and he is a great horse and exactly what I am looking for! His only setback is he cribs/wind sucks, do you think this should set me back from getting him? The lady said she keeps a cribbing collar on him and he stops but I just don't know. Anybody got an input?
 

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You could just put a collar on him, but I think unless you take it of every once in a while they can get sores. Although that's just what I saw from a girl who I'm not sure managed that well. I wouldn't buy a cribber though. It's just an issue I'd rather not deal with. But I don't think there's anything too wrong with a horse that cribs. Jus make sure you do a lot of research on it before you make a decision. :)
 

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Well I would take it off every day prob for about an hour because since he is a barrel horse I would be riding him every day. But he is exactly what I'm looking for except for that so I am torn! He won't be in a small pen he will be in a huge pen wit another horse. The lady says he only does it when he is bored.
 

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There was a horse named Twilight at the barn I used to keep my horse at that did that also. She used to be a broodmare and would wear her cribbing collar 24/7 and she did have some scarring where the buckle was when my trainer got her, but she fitted her with a different size or brand and she never got any sores after. I'm sure it's not very good for them if they wear them at all times, but we would take the collar off for about 3 hours a day while grooming and riding her and she never had any problems with it. If it's a good horse, cribbing wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me as long as they got some time with it off every day.
 

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Well I would take it off every day prob for about an hour because since he is a barrel horse I would be riding him every day. But he is exactly what I'm looking for except for that so I am torn! He won't be in a small pen he will be in a huge pen wit another horse. The lady says he only does it when he is bored.
Well if he doesn't do it too often and you really like him, the you should be fine. It sounds like you'll be able to manage it and take good care of him. :)

Like I said, this girl I knew with a cribber didn't seem to manage it that well. She kind of never touched the horse. :( The only other horse I knew that cribbed was stuck in a stall almost 24/7.
 

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My Arab cribs. We bought the nicest, most expensive collar there was, because he ended up with colic 4 times because of cribbing. The collar didn't work. We had it so tight he could barley swallow. Besides, is it really fair to keep that thing on them all the time? Now that we have moved, and he can go out to pasture whenever he wants, he only cribs when eating. It's a boredom thing.
 

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Sounds like you are no longer considering him but not all cribbers are bad. I myself would not buy a cribber that I did not know was being caused by anything other then boredom. My ASB stallion I had known for years before I bought him. I never saw him crib but when he came up for sale I discovered he had started cribbing, but knew the owner no longer was riding him much and he was mainly kept in his stall most of the time. He had just recently stopped using him for breeding as was using another one of his stallions. So he was lacking enough exercise. Once I bought him I purchased a miracle cribbing collar (they work very well but you must adjust it correctly) and they do make padded covers for them. They do need time out of them and you need to be sure that they can not get it caught on anything. That all being said once I got my guy home and worked on a regular schedule he stopped cribbing. He is now on 24/7 turnout and stopped cribbing within the first 6 months of purchasing him. But some cribbers can not be corrected though.

Best wishes in your search. I know a few QH breeders/trainers in TN if you decide to search outside of your state.
 
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