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    12-24-2012, 07:48 AM
Originally Posted by faye    
isiwizzy sorry but thephotos add nothing to the thread, if ou want to show him off then do a picture thread.

Bluebird whilst I agree with you on the other thins I do not aree with you about twitching. There are several situations where I have twitched a horse for both my safety and the horses and the horses were non the worse off and no trust was lost. I had an arab who would fight chemical sedation we twitched him on several occasions for example when he went in for xrays, when he some how opened up an artery and wouldnt let us near it, when we had to stitch his legs up after an accident. I've twitched several of my oldies for medical reasons because it is safer to twitch an older horse than to sedate it heavily. I've twitched Reeco so that he would let me get at an injury before the vet arrived and stem the bleeding, I twitched stan whilst we smothered antiseptic on his sweetitch wounds when it got out of control.

Nose Twitching done properly does not hurt the horse in any way and will not affect the relationship, if it hurts the horse you are doing it wrong.
That said I would never ever condone ear twitching as that does cause pain and so many head shy horses are caused by it.

OP please please do not tie your horses head to its leg. That is dangerous and will result in a hurt horse.

I smack mine if he thinks of lifting a leg but it is with an open palm on his fleshy bottom.
I do not recommend twitching under any circumstances if you don't know what you are doing. I have seen some very serious harm caused to horses by inexperienced and 'experienced' horse people 'twitching'. I leave anything like that to experts.
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    12-24-2012, 07:52 AM
Originally Posted by isiwizzy675    
Pahah bluebird. Was just wondering if anyone had any help and this could test your skills =)) Troy is a complicated old sole but I love him and he loves me, he hates men but my mum is always away for work and my dad would have to help plaiting and pulling. I think that is why he kicks.
Then don't plait his tail and don't pull his mane. He obviously doesn't like it and he is giving you enough hints LOL. You can still get a horse to look good without doing those things to him. You may end up with a slightly hairier looking horse but so what, he's beautiful anyway...LOL
    12-24-2012, 07:58 AM
Can I just point out that isiwizzy is 17 and perhaps some of us 'old horse fogies' need to exercise a little more tact when giving our opinions and advice. We all had to go through a learning process with horses, I'm still learning
    12-24-2012, 07:58 AM
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So the OP has at least two threads about this horse. One about not being "collected" in the canter and this one where you can't mess around with his tail or rear end.

OP- Have you had a chiropractor check his spine out? I'm not one to usually suggest having it done but both issues very well could be related. Besides a lack of respect for you.
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    12-24-2012, 10:34 AM
I guess I'm confused. If the OP has all these people in the family, close by and at her disposal, why has some adult in the last 6 years, not put a stop to youngsters having anything to do with this horse and/or had his problems addressed and solved?

Seems to me, that everyone is just waiting for an accident to happen, before anything will be done.

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    12-24-2012, 12:30 PM
His spine is FINE. We have done everything, checked everything. He is not dangerous. All I am saying is that fact that he won't let me plait and pull his tail because he hates it, has always done. My instructor came over today and worked with im for a little while and now his mane is pulled so thanks.
    12-24-2012, 12:42 PM
So I guess now, I'm even more confused. You actually showed a picture, presumably taken just after he had kicked your sister. Right or wrong? If correct, then he is dangerous. There is a very good reason, why we teach children and newbies, to never walk within kicking distance of an iffy horse or a horse they don't know. I also did notice in the pics, that this horse always seems to have his ears back. Never forward as though he is happy and interested in things around him. Just from your first posts, I still think that this boy has been allowed to get away with his rotten behavior, because in his distant past, someone might have treated him badly.

    12-24-2012, 01:02 PM
@Feathered Feet, sorry for the confusion. You just don't understand Troy I realise. I understand Troy perfectly well. Did you grow up on a riding school? Have a horse scince you were two? Had both parents in horse care buissness and a brother and sister in myerscough college? I guess not.
    12-24-2012, 01:15 PM
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I subsidised my way through Uni by grooming for other and by schooling horses for others
I've known grooms who came from colleges (inc myerscough) who were quite frankly a danger to the horses around them and indeed one nearly killed the parahorse I was working with at the time by doing something that anyone with any common sense just wouldnt do, and anouther who totaly ruined one paraprospect in 20 mins.
    12-24-2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by isiwizzy675    
@Feathered Feet, sorry for the confusion. You just don't understand Troy I realise. I understand Troy perfectly well. Did you grow up on a riding school? Have a horse scince you were two? Had both parents in horse care buissness and a brother and sister in myerscough college? I guess not.

Isiwizzy, You are a bazaar one!

I always have felt that if a person has to brag about who they are and what they have accomplished, there is not much I want to know about that said person.

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