WHAT ARE WAYS TO STOP A THREE-WEEK OLD COLT FROM BITING?
Note: The following excerpt is the transcript from a question I answered from my Facebook Live made in the Steady Horse Facebook Group on 7/24/19. Watch the video or read the text below to learn the answer to the question.
So at three weeks old, teething going to be natural. And so what I would do is I’d put things in there, like a jolly ball or soccer ball even or football, just little things that he can play with and get his interest, anything that’s safe that he’s not going to hurt himself with. So make sure that you’re using safe things, that he can’t get his legs caught up in, things like that.
I would recommend doing anything so that he doesn’t make a habit of maybe if you have wooden stalls, you don’t want to him to chew on the wood stalls and develop that as a habit.
So that’s what I would recommend. Again, something to divert his attention, especially at that age. It’s not like you’re going to want to say quit. He’s a baby who’s trying to teethe to soothe himself. We want to make sure that we’re mindful of that, sensitive to that and providing him an outlet for that.