So while Koby was recovering from surgery, my BO gave (tried to give) him shots of antibiotics as instructed by the vet. I would have done it myself if I knew how...she was kind enough to help me. So anyways, I went to the barn the day that he was supposed to get one of the shots and the BO told me that he was kicking out, and rearing, and wouldn't let her give him the whole shot (she got about half of it in him). My thoughts for why he was doing this were because he was traumatized about the surgery and associated getting shots with a scary, painful experience. She told me she tried making a twitch but it wouldn't stay on him. I kinda knew what a twitch was at the time, but I wish she would have asked me to help or even asked me if she could use one before trying to make one and put it on him. Since then I have looked up was twitches are and it kinda made me sick to my stomach to know that Koby had that on his nose...From what I have gathered, a twitch is supposed to cause enough pain so that the brain releases endorphins which calm the horse. Can someone please explain to me a little more about what it does exactly and if you think they are humane or not? I have't had any experience with using them so I could be totally wrong about this. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts. Thanks!
PS: I'm sorry if this type of thread has been done before. I couldn't find one like it.