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post #31 of 34 Old 09-02-2013, 05:03 PM
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Thank you. I'll keep that in mind. And since you're all here, I need you to take a look at my teen talk forum and if you'll be so gracious as to offer me advice there too. It's greatly appreciated.
So what's my next step? Do I just buy new clippers?
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You might be able to just get new blades or get the current ones sharpened (if that service is available near you and the blades are detachable ). I don't do a lot of horse clipping, but my family does a decent about of sheep shearing. They just send the blades off to get resharpened. Might save a few $$ vs buying new clippers.
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post #32 of 34 Old 09-02-2013, 05:24 PM
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What sort of clippers are you using?
I've had plenty of horses that have been afraid of clippers but its always the noise they don't like.
If your horse is OK with the noise then its possible you either have blunt blades and need some new ones, you don't have them adjusted tightly enough or you aren't using enough oil and cleaning them properly as you work. It might also be that the clippers you have aren't up to the job
The spray oil called Kool Lube is ideal for that purpose and I find a drop of Baby oil on the blades helps them run more smoothly
You will find that its worth buying some good small rechargeable clippers to do the head and ears - they are quieter and safer & easier to handle in that area.
I'm not a huge fan of twitching as the horse can learn to associate it with what it sees as an unpleasant experience and they then learn to avoid it by rearing
If you decide to lightly sedate then you need to discuss this with your vet
****Mare Magic is not a sedative. Its supposed to have qualities that help with female hormonal problems but research isn't very conclusive at all. I did try it with one of my mares that is crazily flirty and gets herself kicked as a result but it made no difference to her at all.
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They aren't any training problems. I have a trainer right now who is helping me and like I said she's been training for 25+ years. She most definitely knows what she's doing.
That's what I was trying to tell my mom... Putting her on Mare Magic won't make her clip easier.

no matter how long someone has been around horses there is more to learn, Im thinking that using a Twitch to trim a horse will just make the problem worse... as many have said.. i have tried Mare Magic on a very hyper spooky horse and it seems to have helped him a bit.. But he still wont do things that he has not been trained to.. Good luck.
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post #34 of 34 Old 11-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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I love MM!! My mare was never very witchy - but she was a bit spooky during her season. She's really leveled out - and now I can hardly tell when she's in season - she still gets really pushy about her food, but thats it!
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