Ideas for boredom?

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  1. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    have you had him checked for ulcers? I think it was @bellalou 's mare who started chewing wood when she had ulcers...
     
  2. LoveTrail

    LoveTrail Senior Member

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    To help Foxy relax his neck and therefore his TMJ too I will put my fingers in his mouth on the side with no teeth and get him to get his tongue moving for about thirty seconds each side. It really works for him. Another one is to pull on the tongue, but I grabbed that in the wrong place and his teeth got me so quit doing that one.

    This is the tongue pulling one.

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    And for me the safer one from Masterson.

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  3. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    In her case, it was pure stress. The gelding she was with loved her a little too much and she got more and more stressed.

    I moved her to another field and she hasn’t touched wood since.
     
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