September 22, 2011 10:12
Q: Hi Dr.Domoslai, we are looking at purchasing our first horse for our 12 year old daughter. She wants to start jumping and the horse we are looking at is a cribber. But he is a real sweet heart and my daughter loves him. However we are not 100% sure if this would be a wise investment?? If you could help us out, that would be most appreciated. Thanks so much.
A: Thanks for the question. Cribbing is a life-long issue that requires continual intensive management, with the potential for a multitude of other health issues cropping up that are directly related to the cribbing. I would consider alternate horses before making a final decision on this one. Potential options include, perhaps a 3 month trial with a total return of the horse pending the cribbing issue.