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post #1 of 7 Old 12-14-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Question What is this???

It says it's box for trimming horses. I think he means for trimming hooves, but why would anyone want to put horse in this??


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post #2 of 7 Old 12-14-2011, 04:30 PM
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It looks like a scary and kind of dangerous version of stocks...used for holding horses during farrier, dental, or veterinary work.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-14-2011, 04:31 PM
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It looks like the stocks that the vet used when they were examining my mare for artificial insemination.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-15-2011, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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I can't imagine putting my mare in that for vet exam... She would probably go crazy and injure herself on this stocks. When the vet was doing to her what the vet in first picture is doing (I think it's called palpation in English?) we only put 2 hay bales behind her. She was sedated though...


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post #5 of 7 Old 12-15-2011, 11:09 AM
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I find horses are actually surprisingly calm in there. I've seen a couple nutso race horses that are a pain to get to the stocks and in there, but as soon as they are in there are fine. Even when baby gets irritating and moved in a stall and out of site.
It's pretty squishy so it must be some form of a comfort. If they were sedated it was pretty mild.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-15-2011, 05:14 PM
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Those are good if you trying to deal with something that is rank. Safer for you & the horse IMO.

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2011, 05:57 PM
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The one time I had a horse with a bad injury, I would have sold my soul for a crush(that's what we call it in Australia), even a dodgy one. It definitely makes life safer for a vet, and ergo for a horse. All it does is restrain them, because if you think that you can hold your horse still and straight if she doesn't want to, you're delusional.

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