Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
The reason I found this "Oh no, you didn't just touch me there spot!" is that I want to be able to touch my horse anywhere. If I get a reaction, I desensitize them to being touched there. Just like on a young colt, you need to feel if they have dropped before gelding. They don't like being touched back there either, so you need to desensitize them. What if she had an injury there, I need to be able to touch her there without getting a reaction. However, it's not working on her. She was this same way with touching her udder/teets area. After working with her she is fine being touched there, just not between her front legs.
If it's her personal space, what about cleaning her hooves? I'm in the same place. What about being able to brush her there? She's fine with that.
Everyone should be allowed at least one bad habit, and that's NOT owning a horse! Mares RULE! Geldings drool!
Last edited by usandpets; 04-25-2011 at 01:50 PM.