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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:20 pm 
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There is a lot of jolt in a leg on a 450 pound body.

Best advice is to get somebody experienced and big enough to do the job.

Short of that, I'd put him on a lounge line and wear his little hooves to the nubbins and then work on him....exhaustion can take a lot of green out....

Get him use to the clippers by bringing them close to him.

A chain run from one halter ring and through the other that goes across the nose can give some leverage.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:08 pm 
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Well then scratch everything that I said above.... :biglol:
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:34 pm 
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The only remedies I can think of are Tieing a leg up,, a heavy dose of tranquilizer, or building a chute. :roll:

To tie a hind leg up; buy a 1" soft cotton rope about 20' long.
tie a very loose loop around the neck,,, loop the rope around the hind foot and back thru the loop,,,, slowly lift the foot off the ground,, then run another loop around the hind foot making a half hitch around the foot,, then tie the rope securely to the neck loop.
The horse will still be able to try and kick, but will try to kick backwards and not forward,,,
if it throws a fit,, just take a 15 minute coffee break and start over,,, it might take a few tries to get it tied where it can't kick the rope off,,, once the horse figures out it's fighting its self and gives up, you can pretty well do what ever you need to do.

If none of these three methods work for you,,,,,,, sell the damn thing!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:20 am 
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My ol' Appy doesn't have much of a mane or tail, so never had to worry about clippers!
He doesn't like spraycans. I found a Insect Repellent Gel (with sunscreen!) by Zema that works on dogs, cats, and horses.
It repels flies, mosquitos and gnats.
I've been using it on Maya, and on Merlin's face and ears.
Only place I've been able to find it is at http://www.dog.com. I'm trying to get the pet store where I'm working to carry it.

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