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Should I use Mare Magic?

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        09-01-2013, 02:45 PM
    Green Broke
    Twitching a horse is not training. It will just make it worse the next time you try and clip. I agree with others that MM will not have any effect on clipping your horse. Just because someone has 25 years of training experience does not make them a good trainer. Not saying yours isn't as I do not have any knowledge of your trainer
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        09-01-2013, 02:51 PM
    Agreed, twitching or sedating won't solve the clipper problem.

    Follow the advice and desensitize her.

    For me, Mare Magic helped, but it didn't solve anything. She still got pissy, bucked sometimes, flirted, had an attitude, but it just toned it down a little bit.
        09-01-2013, 03:09 PM
    Mare Magic did nothing for my mare. YMMV. Won't cost a lot to find out...
        09-01-2013, 03:45 PM
    Also... buying a bulk bag of raspberry leaves is much cheaper than MM. And its all the same stuff ;)
        09-01-2013, 04:28 PM
    Horses remember bad experiences for a long time and it will take some time to get her over the fear of clippers. She may now be especially sensitive about the muzzle, because of the twitch. A twitch should be used in an emergency situation only. Research clicker training as it offers a reward for good behaviour. It is not bribery but the treat offers encouragement. Once the animal is good with what you want, the treats can be pretty much stopped. If you opt to try this route, don't tie the horse but hang on to the lead. If the horse moves at least it can circle you instead of feeling trapped.
        09-01-2013, 05:11 PM
    ^ That's why if I ever twitch (Major rare occurence) I twitch on the neck, not the muzzle.
        09-02-2013, 09:37 AM
    I already know about horses remembering bad experiences. Before I had her she was in an abusive home during birth up til age 2 then she was moved to a rescue facility where she was adopted by our family friends. Now she is in my care. I couldn't even touch her ears for awhile and we got over that. I know about desensitizing with the clippers and we are getting on that. This was made about MM, I need opinions on MM.
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        09-02-2013, 12:47 PM
    And you got opinions on Mare Magic. I don't see where the problem is?

    There's no need to be defensive. Everyone here will be honest here and wants to help.
        09-02-2013, 12:51 PM
    I know everyone is trying to be helpful but there's people on this thread and other threads that just feel the need to rip me a new one because they feel I'm "uneducated", which Im not. My trainer is good, I've gotten recommendations up and down about her, she has her ways and Im learning too. But I'm not completely and utterly a moron
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        09-02-2013, 01:03 PM
    Green Broke
    So go get some Mare magic and update us on the results.

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