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post #1 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Does YOUR horse love ear rubbings?

The one's I know really enjoy getting their ears cleaned and massaged, as well as the OUTSIDE (softly!) One of them likes it so much, she begins to softly moan hahaha!

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 04:33 PM
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Yes! My thoroughbred gelding LOVES ear and head scratches, both in and out of the ears lol. If you stop giving him scratches, theres a chance he'll even give your hands some licks in return as well. Love it when you can find a horses sweet spot.
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post #3 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 04:48 PM
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My old gelding used to love getting his ears scratched, especially inside. He also liked getting them vigorously flapped back and forth as well, hard enough that they'd slap against his neck.

He was always polite about asking, he'd place his forehead low on my stomach so that they were at the right height and wait. It would send him to horsey heaven every time. He must've had the cleanest ears for miles around.
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post #4 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 05:15 PM
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Mine hated it at first - really headshy. But every grooming session I rubbed her ears and I can now give them thorough massages and she even closes her eyes and rests on my shoulder!
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post #5 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 05:43 PM
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Nope my gelding doesn't like his ears being touched let alone rubbed. Cinders fine with ears being touched. Doesn't really like them being rubbed or scratched.
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post #6 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 06:02 PM
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Jasper is very picky about his mouth/face, but LOVES having his ears scratched, inside and out.
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post #7 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 06:28 PM
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A filly I'm training loves it, and under the chin.
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post #8 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 07:12 PM
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My mare likes it when I rub just at the base on the outside but doesn't like me to touch the insides or higher up.
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post #9 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 07:40 PM
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Oh yes. All my horses have loved gentle ear rubs. And when my pit bull, Tess, would get the hiccoughs, ear massages would make them go away.


This is Tess after a garbage can raid. I thought it was a lot funnier than she did.
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post #10 of 19 Old 01-13-2020, 07:48 PM
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Teddy doesn't care and Pony hates it. Actually that's one of the things I'm going to work on with Pony, just getting him to let me touch his ears and not pull back.
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