Originally Posted by northernmama
So, if that is true, that turn out 24/7 doesn't make a difference, what is the difference in captivity from being wild? Does anyone know how this is dealt with naturally by the body?
I've started cleaning my gelding by myself. A load of hay, some good grooming and he's relaxed! Grab that Excalibur and go for it, gently. Most of the time they end up enjoying the massage :)
I don't think there is anything gross about it. A mature attitude, confidence, and sensitivity are the three ways I approach the situation.