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Horse is bad about the medications

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        10-29-2008, 12:42 PM
      #11
    Showing
    He-he... I do. She perfectly knows what the treat is. Still doesn't help much.
         
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        10-29-2008, 12:48 PM
      #12
    Trained
    It's just like trying to clean a boo-boo on a kid... they'll fight and fight thinking that you are going to kill them...but in the end it's what's best. The horse should eventually get used to it.

    I like using polysporin... It's not too expensive and it sticks to my finger so I can get that good swipe in when the horse is standing still.
         
        10-29-2008, 01:00 PM
      #13
    Showing
    What is killing me is the fact it's not like I did it just once or twice, had issues and came to the forum to complain. I have her for 2 years and still whenever it's a nose cut it's a drama every time I put the ointment on. Well... Such is life I guess...
         
        10-29-2008, 11:04 PM
      #14
    Trained
    You know, maybe you are finding the cuts so fast, she's somehow associating your meds with the cut and pain, rather than the cut itself. 'course I still don't have a solution either... When she doesn't have a cut, can you touch her nose?
         
        10-30-2008, 07:29 AM
      #15
    Showing
    In fact I can touch her nose WITH the cut if I have no ointment on my hand. I tried baby oil (with the very little scent) yesterday and she was very objective too. May be she just can smell too well (like a dog).
         
        10-30-2008, 05:43 PM
      #16
    Trained
    So, she's either telekenetic, has uber-sense of smell or sight or you're sending her a message unknowingly before you apply the ointment.
         
        11-03-2008, 07:41 AM
      #17
    Showing
    OK, I tried all human medications I have on weekend: one is neosporin (almost no smell), one is triple antibiotic treatment (I couldn't smell ANYTHING). As long as I tried to put it on nose - she raised her head and run very objective. As long as nothing on finger or you come without medication (I tried to approach the same way as I do with medication: finger off and all to imitate I going to do something to her) - she's fine even to touching the cut on nose. I guess she's just oversensitive to the odor...
         
        11-03-2008, 02:29 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Wierd. Very wierd.
         

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