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Apr 17 12 3:03 PM
Apr 17 12 3:12 PM
Spooksandbolts wrote:(snip) Constant mounting over years (snip) more importantly can cause injury to the horse's back and hence best practice is to mount from a block or get a leg up if it's possible.
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Apr 17 12 3:55 PM
Apr 17 12 4:01 PM
CassielFell wrote:HorseHawk wrote:Personally, I learned a long time ago from an old vet, when giving shots to just slap/tap the horse with the back if my hand where I'm going to inject about 3 or 4 times while holding the needle only with it facing away from my palm & between my pointing & middle fingers. Then about the 4th tap, I instantly turn my hand with the needle facing towards the horse & with the same pressure/motion tap I slap/tap it in. The horse never flinches & really doesn't know its in there. After a short while of doing it this way, you can usually just tap it in by just slap/tapping the horse a few times first & insert the needle.That's how I usually do it. Just didn't work for that one mare. She was damned smart and trying to give her a shot was like trying to stick a pushpin into a locust 2x4. I've never had another horse with a neck and rump like her... and I don't want another one.
HorseHawk wrote:Personally, I learned a long time ago from an old vet, when giving shots to just slap/tap the horse with the back if my hand where I'm going to inject about 3 or 4 times while holding the needle only with it facing away from my palm & between my pointing & middle fingers. Then about the 4th tap, I instantly turn my hand with the needle facing towards the horse & with the same pressure/motion tap I slap/tap it in. The horse never flinches & really doesn't know its in there. After a short while of doing it this way, you can usually just tap it in by just slap/tapping the horse a few times first & insert the needle.
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Apr 17 12 5:05 PM
Spooksandbolts wrote:I'm really struggling to imagine why so many horses are terrified of a minor process like injection or clipping!Well I'm not because in truth there's too many incompetent idiots vaccinating and a total lack of training the horse. Using the likes of twitching as a restraint is NOT THE ANSWER! Neck twitch and upper lip or ear twitch does indeed have a role but it's to be used for acute emergency treatment for horses that have a tendency to pull away. In particular it's for such as rectal examination, passing a stomach tube or endoscope. IME there's too many folks using twitching that don't know how to use it and they're f*ing up horses! Even used properly there's horses that will fight the twitch and then the horse is more dangerous with one than without one! Twitches are not to enable the incompetent to vaccinate and they're not a substitute for proper preparation! Clue... this is what not to do....
tried to desensitize her with a tooth pick
Bloody gob smackingly stupid!!!!
tried to desensitize her with a tooth pick
Apr 17 12 5:44 PM
Apr 17 12 6:34 PM
Again you assume.
Damned few people have stocks or anything like that in our area so he had to learn to get in there, do his injection or blood pull, and get out before the cattle notice.
Apr 17 12 8:01 PM
dogsnhorses wrote:I've had a few that didn't like deworming. An empty wormer syringe filled with applesauce solves that problem pretty quick.
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Lsrd1 wrote:I ride western with a large and changing group of people, probably 50 or so (not all at once!). Our club runs game and NBHA shows 2 - 3 times a year with up to 200 riders. I've seen maybe a handful of mounting blocks, plenty of 16hh+ horses, plenty of short or older riders. But only that handful of mounting blocks.
Apr 17 12 8:57 PM
Natrlhorse wrote:Don't people just go out in the pasture and vaccinate while horses are laying around? Super easy and low stress that way. Unless you are doing one of those IN vaccines, those are just rude.
Apr 17 12 9:07 PM
Apr 17 12 9:16 PM
TrickRoperDeluxe wrote:I would definetly say it's more common for a western rider to NOT see a mounting block around then to see one.
When I was 7 and just starting to youth rodeo , I had this little bay mare Maura , she was an ass about mounting without a parent holding her. Of course my parents didnt bother to teach her different either hah!
Well , another kid took pity on me and showed me how he climbed up since his problem was a tall horse and not long enough arms (mine was short horse and even shorter kid)
Put your right foot in the breastcollar part that attaches between the horses legs and to the girth , then step up quick and get your foot in the stirrup and climb up grabbing whatever you could , be it breastcollar strap/mane/saddle/bird flying by etc..
Not to mention all the flying leaps us kids took from fence rails , truck beds , other horses etc... We were kids and sometimes we had to get off the horse and there wasn't a parent around to put us back on and there certainly weren't mounting blocks around haha You got on however you could haha
I think it's funny how the ever worldly Tagalong's account of mounting blocks should matter more then the vast majority of western riders here saying they aren't common. Fascinating it is!
Apr 17 12 9:46 PM
ckayser wrote:HorseHawk wrote:
For a neck twitch it actually released endorphins.If one recalls Endospeek, or what ever his name is, the method he used to lay a horse down quickly used the Neck Twitch method.
Apr 17 12 9:52 PM
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