Readers Reveal Their Horses’ Habits

More than 1,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, “What ‘bad habits’ do your horses have?”
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More than 1,000 readers of responded to a poll asking, “What ‘bad habits’ do your horses have?”

Results were as follows:

  • Cribbing/chewing on wood, etc.: 49.32% (505)
  • Other: 28.42% (291)
  • Bucking: 15.33% (157)
  • Biting: 14.06% (144)
  • Kicking: 11.62% (119)
  • Weaving: 9.96% (102)
  • Rearing: 7.91% (81)

Readers shared their thoughts in the comments below. While many indicated that their horses are perfect, the rest of us might find some guidance from the article”Keeping Stalled Horses Happy,” as well as resources on behavior!

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Written by:

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care.

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