Originally Posted by gypsygirl
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.