Yeah....really really really hate ear twisting. Especially when there are other options, its just makes no sense. Definitely the number one cause of extreme head shy cases, that I've seen anyway. Takes a lot of patience and time to get them over it.
Its really painfull for them and it's kind of one of those things that you don't see happening out in the open, it's kind of kept under wraps. For the longest time I had to drop his bridle down like 4 or 5 notches so he would let me put it on. I don't know what happened to him before I got him, he hates being saddled and touched around the ears which makes me wonder who had him 1st, theres nothing wrong with him health wise.