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I'm trying to sell my thoroughbred but when potential buyers find out he's a cribber ...
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    ***Cribber***

    I'm trying to sell my thoroughbred but when potential buyers find out he's a cribber I don't hear back from them, would you buy a horse that cribs??

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    It would depend on the facilities I had, how bad the cribbing was, and all other aspects of the horse.
    I board a gelding that is a HORRIBLE cribber. Excellent Houdini that gets his collar off all the time, but rides like a dream and excellent disposition.
    If I had metal corrals, and all other aspects of the horse being excellent the cribbing would not bother me.
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    Only if "he" was an outstanding performer with a record to prove it. Cribbing is such a hassle to deal with when it's just cribbing, but knowing it can be the root of other serious issues it usually isn't something I willingly want to take on for just any horse. Sorry.

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    For the right horse I would definatly overlook the cribbing. I have friends that bought the perfect horse for there 10 year old daughter, bout he is a cribber. His positives just outweigh that negative.

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    I have a OTTB that is a horrible cribber. She use to wear a miricle collar but we put up hotwire in all the corrals that have cribbers at my barn and all there collars are off and no cribbing going on now. She will crib if givin the chance so when I turn her out I put her collar on her but she is happier now without that sweaty collar around her neck. You night suggest this when someone comes to look at your horse.
    "Vogue and I lack a lot of finesse, we're usually just there to get the job done and it isn't always pretty" JESS!

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    Thanks Dancers mom thats definately a good idea, I wouldn't consider him a full time cribber, he is also an OTTB and I've been told that most of them do end up taking on either cribbing or weaving, is that because there in there stall too much and just simply bored??? He also wears the miracle collar and actually it works wonders he won't even attempt to crib with it on I just hate that he has to wear it!!

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    I agree with the others, it would have to be an exceptional horse for a very good price. I had a cribber once and I found it was a pain in the butt.

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    i did and wouldn't trade him for nothing i love him to death i knew him for 1 yr b4 had the funds to buy him and cribbing is a pain now im dealing with getting him back to normal size since he has lost so much due to cribbing personaly had i not got attached to him like i did knowing him for a yr i probly woudl not have bought a cribber but he was staled adn not worked and was such a sweey i had to have him

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    I would not buy a cribber. I commend you for being honest. As you can see from the previous posts, most would. So don't change you attitude. The right buyer will come around. I despise dishonest people who sell horses with half the story
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    put on your big girl panties and get over yourself!



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    I have a 20 year old mare that cribs I bought her when she was 4 I've never regretted buying her by a mile. So far Ive sold her get to people in Ca., The Netherlands, and many differant states for many times over what I paid for her. Best thing to do with cribbers I've found is keep them on as much land as you can with a herd of their peers so they have to cover as much ground a day as they can. Gives them alot less time to crib and something else to do.

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