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post #1 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hair Remover

I have a miniature gelding that HATES to have the inside of his ears clipped. I only do during show season. Has anyone ever used hair removal creams and what are your experiences with this? thanks
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 04:23 PM
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Nope, don't put depilatory creams in a horses's very very irritating. Do you twitch him? I've found really difficult horses are better twitched for such sensitive areas such as the insides of the ears......

If you haven't twitched him yet, try it, find a helper who knows how to apply and hold a twitch.......there is nothing worse than someone releasing or letting go of a twitch before you're done........
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Yes, I twitch him. We were talking about the crm and was wondering peoples experiences.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 04:45 PM
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I know of someone used human public hair removal.... Nair... on her stallion's muzzle, to get rid of his regrown whiskers, for the show season.... not only did she forget she put it on.. she did it the night before a show.. for the first and LAST time (I hope...), his lips swelled up, making him look like he had monroe lips.. Were not sore, just puffed up like a puffer fish... so here is her multiple champion show stallion.... with puffed up lips...

I would not use human hair removal cream on my all... regardless of how long it was applied and how much you used, as our skin PH levels are very different to horses, and I would not want to risk harming the health of the horse. hope this helped.
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 04:49 PM
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Yes, I twitch him. We were talking about the crm and was wondering peoples experiences.
Ok....experience, I have not experienced it but I've heard someone relay a story about the horse losing its scone because the cream was burning the sensitive skin inside the ear and they couldn't wipe the cream out because the horse was pitching a fit.........hence, a phone call to me to go and clip his ears out with sedation provided by a be honest when horses are that bad I'd just like to see people trim the outsides of the ears by cupping and gently folding the ear in half and using scissors or clipper to trim straight down the outside edges of the ears......this is just because I've seen wholes in barn walls from horses rearing up and jamming the heads into the walls because of ear issues and clipping. I used to be a professional groom.....
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-11-2012, 09:18 PM
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I think your best bet would be to have him sedated by a vet, as human hair removal creams were made for humans, and even then your supposed to get certain ones to do sensitive areas.. So a definate no from me on that, I wouldn't want to risk it, it may make him worse to deal with his ears in the long run if something goes wrong.

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-18-2012, 05:15 PM
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Perhaps you should try to work with him more often with the clippers rather than just during show season. You don't have to clip them, but get him used to them around and vibrating his ears.
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-18-2012, 09:52 PM
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Ouch! don't do it!
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post #9 of 9 Old 11-19-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for All your replies. i will not be doing this, but was just curious to hear from others.
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