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  • Horse doesn't like grooming
  • My horse doesn't want to be groomed

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    03-08-2012, 05:46 PM
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Foal
Doesn't like grooming?

Lusty, my mare, doesn't seem to like to be groomed. Never heard of a horse that didn't like being brushed. I don't use a heavy hand and I don't see any obvious signs of irritation, but no matter where I brush her she moves as far away as the line will allow.

Any ideas? Do some horses just not like it?
     
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    03-09-2012, 02:14 PM
  #2
Showing
Try using a softer brush. My arab would stand still only with a soft shoe buffing brush.
     
    03-09-2012, 10:03 PM
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Foal
Ok I'll try that - thanks!
     
    03-10-2012, 12:08 AM
  #4
Weanling
I'd guess it's probably more of a game for your mare.

She moves, you have to move.

Rather than it really being about the grooming,
It might be more about her not respecting you.

Just a thought.
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