Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Rather narrow view, considering your opinion is based on only ONE horse.
Twitches, like any tool, can be used properly or abusively. Doesn't make the tool bad if it's used improperly, just the operator.
I am in agreement with Speedy....I have had to use a twitch on my Percheron mare when she caught her ear on a piece of metal and ripped the inside badly. If you think trying to doctor a 17.2H mare on the ground with her head up in the air and her NO face on, you take further actions.
That being said, if other means of persuasion can be met with my equine companions then we do that, but it is a good tool, when used properly, to get things done.