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eaferg 12-26-2009 06:08 PM

When Tamra the horse I lease is groomed in the cross ties she hates it when I brush around her chestnuts. I've never heard of any horse doing this before... what could it be?


mom2pride 12-26-2009 07:00 PM

She may have been taught to lift her feet by squeezing in that perhaps she thinks she has to move her leg when you do touch it.

Otherwise, she may just not like anyone fiddling with her legs down there, so you just gotta do it, and help her realize that it's okay.

eaferg 12-27-2009 02:37 AM

Ok, thanks. Yeah, I was wondering if maybe the cause was underlying.

ChingazMyBoy 12-27-2009 06:41 AM

Agree with what mom2pride said 100% and remeber to take it slow :)

barnprincess 12-27-2009 05:42 PM

maybe they bother her .they do shed ..i didn't know that untill my mares front chestnuts started peeling haha. or maybe theyre itchy

ScharmLily 12-29-2009 06:09 PM

Maybe someone yanked on them too hard if they were trying to peel them off and now she's scared that you may do it again.

equiniphile 12-30-2009 12:29 AM

Someone may have picked them too deep....or yanked too hard, as ScharmLily said

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