SO9562 : Footbridge and stile, thoroughly chewed

taken 6 years ago, near to Woolmere Green, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Footbridge and stile, thoroughly chewed
Footbridge and stile, thoroughly chewed
By horses, not by walkers.
Wood chewing is when a horse gnaws wooden fences, feeders, stall walls, or posts. This is destructive to facilities and the horse can suffer colic from eating wood splinters. Some horses really turn into beavers! Wood chewing is common in foals as they test their first incisors and also when their temporary incisors begin to be replaced at 2 1/2 years of age. To keep wood chewing from developing into a life long habit and to prevent a horse from "discovering" cribbing, provide the horse a well-balanced ration with minerals and plenty of long-stem hay for roughage, especially during cold, wet weather. Horses who are satiated with roughage are much less likely to chew wood. Be sure the horse gets plenty of exercise, with time out on pasture if possible. Good advice from a site called Horsekeeping.com.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9565 6231 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.5364N 2:3.9091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9567 6230
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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