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post #1 of 6 Old 06-16-2010, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Am I wrong here?

I just was wondering if it is completely unheard of to use a stud chain on a mare.

Recently my horse hyper-flexed her fetlock and has been on stall rest for the last two weeks. Finally (yippee progress!) my vet said she could be hand walked for ten minutes a day. Well the first couple times I take her out on a normal lead and she goes nuts! (which is what I was expecting) She didn't respect or listen to me at all and I know that all the bucking and quick movements she was making was not good for her leg. A fellow border saw this and told me to use a stud chain on her for better control. (she is a big horse 17.1 hands)

Well I tried it and she listened great I didn't even have to pull the chain or anything but I got the weirdest looks from people as if they were disgusted that I was using a chain on my mare.

Is it wrong to put a chain on a mare? (I don't want to seem like a horrible owner by using this chain.)

It is just a question that has been bugging me.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-16-2010, 03:10 PM
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no not really, they are for control.
If you dont like being looked at then there are other controlling aids you can buy that have a similar effect...

this is not advertised as a stud chain at all
Headcollars, Leadropes, Numnahs, Saddlecloths and Backpads

hope this helped and i wouldn't worry what anyone else thinks :P

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Stud chains aren't just for studs, they're for control. Just ignore the weird looks.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-16-2010, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
Stud chains aren't just for studs, they're for control. Just ignore the weird looks.

It is hard for me to believe that someone would give weird looks because you are using a chain on a mare.

Horses on stall rest or limited work need to be kept quiet for their own safety and yours. Do what is necessary and any one who gives you a weird look truly does not understand.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-16-2010, 03:25 PM
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i would rather put a chain on even if you dont use it then have the horse get away or injure themselves further

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-16-2010, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for you responses! I am definitely all about the welfare of my horse. I was just getting so many looks I started getting paranoid about the chain and started thinking "well is it really that uncommon?". lol

Thanks again, your responses have soothed my nerves and I will definitely ignore the stares!

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