Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Scout, my horse was terrified after the intranasal injection I was stupid enough to let the vet to give without sedation. Up to the point vet couldn't come close at all. I ended up calling another vet, who also couldn't handle her at first. But he told me he uses twitching and have no problem with it, but he'd never NEVER use it on her. Because she's terrified and it'll make things much worse. He ended up moving her butt around for half-hour and voila he was able to give the shots. And he's not a BNT. But still can handle a bad situation.
exactly, when my horse had colic, the vet had to stick his arm where the sun don't shine
So they twitched him just to be sure, you would hate to have your arm up an uncontrolable horses butt. Lol. But my horse was calm and sedated, so it was the right time and place for it, when a hrose is scared or acting up, that is NOT the right time.
There is absalutly NO excuse for losing your temper at a horse. When I was little I did... I learned how forgiving these animals really are, it makes me cry just to think about it, because I yanked on the hrses mouth because he wasnt putting his head 'pretty like all the other hroses' if I had one wish, it would be that that never happened and I handled it in a different way.
I also would LOVE to see where this goes...especially because I have bridled and touched the ears of an extremely head shy horse... all with a little patience and a little pressure on the halter to let her know what to do. Good job Pat, a teenage girl taught a horse to do something better then you. And thousands of others have too. Im impressed.