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    08-11-2010, 02:31 AM
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Foal
Ticklish or Attitude?

I have a 2 year old paint filly who has become very sensitive to being touched in the girth area, front shoulders and front legs. In fact she will fall to the ground trying to get away when you touch the upper front part of her front legs or the 'armpit' area. She was just slightly twitchy when she was younger but now she really scrambles to keep from being touched. She has on a couple of occasions bit and threatened to kick when touched in these places. The lighter the touch the worse it is. Has anyone seen this before or have any suggestions?
     
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    08-11-2010, 03:43 AM
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Foal
I have had horses sensitive to areas because og injuries, have had them ticklish as well but all I got in response was a twitch or dirty stare of I was persistent.

In this case, because the reactions are so severe, I would definitely suggest getting a vet out to look at the areas and check why those areas are so sensitive.

Your horse is not sensitive to normal touch, such as you laying your and on her girth area?
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    08-11-2010, 10:35 AM
  #3
Foal
She is sensitive to a normal touch. The only thing that she can seem tolerate is a very firm touch in those areas, and not even that as you move down the upper foreleg, but only above the knee. Thank you for your reply. I suspected we should have her checked out and it is nice to have the confirmation : )
     
    08-11-2010, 11:42 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Can you brush her all over? I would jump on this very quickly if you want to get past it. I honestly don't know what to say. I guess if you are asking a vet they should be able to tell you. Hmmm stumped. Let us know what you hear.
     
    08-11-2010, 01:03 PM
  #5
Foal
We are not able to brush her in those areas without the same reactions. I will definitely report back on our findings. Again, thanks for the reply!
     
    08-11-2010, 01:08 PM
  #6
Yearling
Kate does the exact same thing, for a long time we could not figure out WHY she wouldnt be brushed. She would flinch, move away and cow kick. Eventually we figured out she would only stand for a very firm hand! Because she is suuuuper ticklish lol!
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    08-11-2010, 01:22 PM
  #7
Foal
Thank you for the reply! This gives me hope that there is not something medically or psychologically wrong with her. She is such a sweet little mare otherwise and I dread the thought that there could be something wrong!! Thanks again!!
     
    08-11-2010, 07:44 PM
  #8
Foal
Good luck! Definitely let us know!
     
    09-22-2010, 12:29 AM
  #9
Foal
Just Ticklish

Sorry for the long stretch between posts! We determined there was nothing physically wrong with our little girl so started working with her every day with a lot of attention to her most sensitive areas. She is much better now. We also decided that some of it may have been nerves as she was really bad while at a friends boarding stable and much better when she came back home. Thanks for all the great advice!!
     

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