Ok, so this was just a random ‘what if’ question I thought of when I was riding home from my friends house.
If your horse was hurt, like let’s say, his eyelid (which did happen to one of Grandpa’s friends actually!!) was all cut up and needed medicine. He isn’t letting you near it. Would you twitch him?
(For those of you who don’t know, twitching is taking the bottom lip of a horse and twisting it which is quite painful. Like twisting someone’s arm behind their back.)
If you don’t, he’s going to get worse right? Infection? Swelling? More pain?
If you do, he has painful experience and then medicine to keep it from getting worse.
What do you think?