My horse, unfortunately seems to bare the brunt of our geldings rug attacks. The gelding himself is turned out with two mares. My own, a 3 year old Appaloosa and an Anglo-Arab mare.
Prior to getting my horse he used to rip the Anglo's. Although not quite so incessantly. It roughly happened once a month or every couple of weeks. However, with my mare being introduced six months ago her rug has been ripped to shreds. MULTIPLE times.
So far in the six months of "owning" my mare I have had to purchase six rugs. All of which have been repaired numerous times before eventually having to be thrown for being too bad. (By too bad I mean literally in half.)
Up until now I haven't minded so much. Why? Because it hasn't really been a health concern for my mare. They've been ripped but tended to hold themselves well enough, so that she was unable to stand on or get caught up in it by the time I found her. Today was a different story. She's a wonderful mare and didn't move once it had caught around her leg, but it's simply something I do not wish to have a repeat of.
I've just purchased NAF Off's no bite spray and a new 1200d rug to try and hold up against him. I've used other sprays and even mustard before, but this makes little to no difference as he just pinches with his teeth. Horrifically, once it's ripped he tends to leave her alone it's almost as though he enjoys ripping them. I have turned her out without a rug in the evenings recently and he doesn't bite her when there's no rug to bite.
I'm almost at my ends wit here with him as I've spent well over £300 already.
I would like to know if there are any other methods I can use?