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How to stop horses eating fencing??

There is a field of eight lovely horses (not mine)which boarder my garden -whilst they are lovely to look at they seem to take great pleasure in eating my wooden fencing-any ideas how they can be (humanely) prevented from doing this (other than the obvious..?)


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,836

    You need stuff called Cribox - you can buy it online, just Google it - you paint it on - some horses are what is called Crib Biters - they gnaw their stable doors etc.  Cribox tastes bad to them but doesn't do them any harm. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,754

    We used to fix galvanised steel on the tops of the doors!

    String of wire along the top/back edge works quite well too.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Art WorksArt Works Posts: 20

    Thank you for those suggestions much appreciated (it was also suggested old motor oil?? -does that work? -not very eco or horse friendly  I would have thought?)Will google the cribox-and maybe wire -although its a very long area to cover-thanks again for those ideas.

  • I recently had some new fencing installed and the contractor stretched a wire along the top of all the posts, specifically to stop chewing of the rails.

  • Art WorksArt Works Posts: 20

    Thank you-I will give those ideas a go.

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