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post #11 of 13 Old 04-26-2015, 12:42 AM
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I wonder why having the ears wiped down with Vetrecin would feel so good. And would a damp paper towel, just water , work as well?
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post #12 of 13 Old 04-26-2015, 01:16 AM
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To be honest if he'll let you put a halter on or a bridle I wouldn't worry too much about ears. They come round in time. I'm still getting there with ny boy after 10 years, but he was ear twitched and has a scar to prove it...

Headley Britannia (a great eventing mare) wouldn't let anyone touch her ears and they had to build her bridle around her head and disassemble it in the same way until she had to be put to sleep from a freak accident xc schooling.

Just touch them for a tiny bit, keep training sessions short and don't push it too much. Its not the end of the world if they don't want you playing with their ears IMO
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-26-2015, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
I wonder why having the ears wiped down with Vetrecin would feel so good. And would a damp paper towel, just water , work as well?
I don't pretend to understand the mysteries of that very expensive Vetericyn, I just know it works better than a plain wet paper towe

My horses are also sniffers, they need to sniff everything I use on them. When they sniff the Vetericyn (which has no odor to me, and I say "ear", they drop their heads. One horse loves that stuff so much he drops his head to where I have to bend down.

I never have understood why something that doesn't look like anything more,than blue water works. These days, I don't care, I just know I am still using it to clean their ears everyday and they still love, even the guy who hates his ears touched it

A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.

I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.
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