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    06-23-2008, 12:46 PM
ear twitch

Has anyone else bought a horse that had been ear twitched before you got him? Any clipping suggestions? He's fine with his whiskers but he hates having his ears and bridle path clipped.[/quote]
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    06-23-2008, 12:48 PM
Green Broke
I had a horse who was twitched and he HATED having his ears being touched. He had scares all over his ears. I never tried clipping him though.
    06-23-2008, 02:11 PM
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.
    06-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Yeah, I don't like it either. It takes a lot of patience to deal with it, & time. ;) Just gradually work with him.
    06-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Am I thinking you are talking about the same thing as a lip twitch? Except it's the ear??

I'm lost. I have never heard of anyone twitching a horse's ear.
    06-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Here, its down near the middle, basically controlling the horse by grabbing the ear...often accompanied by pulling or twisting: http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/projects/fi...tr/eqrestr.htm
    06-23-2008, 08:10 PM
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.

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