Prior to providing my horses with free-choice forage any object within reach was subject to mastication and destruction including lead ropes, halters, fly masks etc. Post free choice forage objects remained intact!
Horses are innately oral; they are mentally and physically designed to chew 18-22 hours a day. Young horses may require a firm surface to assist in exfoliation of baby teeth such as a log.
Common Causes of Physical and/or Mental Discomfort/Stress & Vices
- Lack of forage
- Weak digestive tract due to parasite load or low gut flora population
- Mineral/Vitamin deficiencies or imbalances
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