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post #31 of 194 Old 11-02-2009, 08:00 AM
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I guess my situation was a bit different. The horses owner doesnt ride her in the winter so she was never going to body clip her again once I sent her home. I just needed to get it done in the 2hr window that I was at my friends barn. She actually really liked the lip twitch, she fought it for about 3 minutes then she was great

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i guess my situation was a bit different. The horses owner doesnt ride her in the winter so she was never going to body clip her again once I sent her home. I just needed to get it done in the 2hr window that I was at my friends barn. She actually really liked the lip twitch, she fought it for about 3 minutes then she was great

Cute pony !
She is a real darling and a joy to own

Don't get me wrong, I do understand the usefulness of a twitch and when time is a limiting factor for a rare procedure the means can justify the end. We used a shoulder pinch on the TB when she got a really nasty case of ringworm on her chest a couple of years ago and started dancing around when we tried to put the cream on, but for clipping which is likely to happen 3 times a year year in year out, I think it better to educate to cooperate than use a brute force method.
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I don't look at a twitch as being brute force. It releases endorphins & has a natural calming effect.

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i don't look at a twitch as being brute force. It releases endorphins & has a natural calming effect.
I see it as that as well, but you can make a horse very head shy with the practice when you twitch a lip. This indicates to me that they really don't like it.

There is a saying - Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me !

They soon associate a twitch with something they would not voluntarily stand for. This is wy I dislike its use with clipping.

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I see it as that as well, but you can make a horse very head shy with the practice when you twitch a lip. This indicates to me that they really don't like it.



There is a saying Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me !
just don't overuse it then =] it doesnt hurt them any, they just don't want someone grabbing thier nose, they don't know whats going on. But they get over it & it can benefit them if you think about it. If someone can twitch a horse then they wont have to resort to beating & cornering as some people do

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Here ya go!
That is AWESOME!!!!
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Yeah. They look funny, naked, and I think it's very uncomfortable to them. Imagine yoursef in winter. Wearing jacket, but in this jacket would be a huge hole on your belly. And then again winter trousers. I think it would be very uncomfortable for you to have this kind of clothes. And the "reason" for this? That the horses get sweaty and they can get ill and sick??? Wth??? You don't have any time to put "( I dunno the right word-try to understand )sweat-drinking blanket" over your horse and simply walk with him for 10 minutes?
Imagine wearing a winter coat soaked through in 15F weather. A furry horse won't dry in ten minutes, the pony I used to lease would take hours (no exaggeration, literary 2+ hours) to dry, even with two sweat sheets, two coolers, and plenty of towels. He was fine being clipped and was much happier afterwards.
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^agree ... I don't get off work till 5 pm and it gets dark by 5:30 so I can't risk my horse getting sick b/c she didn't dry all the way.

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Solution... Don't work the horse hard in the winter. HAHA
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post #40 of 194 Old 11-12-2009, 10:32 AM
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Solution... Don't work the horse hard in the winter. HAHA
not possible if you show in the winter =]

Im not sure where everyone is from, but when its cold they get hot a lot faster than many people think they will

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