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Re: [RC] dosing syringe problem - drhopkins

Try filling an old syringe full of molasses, coat the outside too and throw it 
in the feed bucket with his meals.  After a few days pick it up out of the 
bucket and bring it closer to his nose squirt some molasses out, maybe put 
some on your hand and on his nose.  Just take it slow, when he pulls back 
don't push it.  This worked with my mare.

Good Luck,

I will try it.  Part of my problem was that as soon as he saw the
syringe his head was a mile high in the air.  Despite his size and bulk,
Jon can move as fast as the Flash when he thinks it's important.  

I will also try it as a general approach whenever I have work near his

PS: I want to thank all the people who've given me advice on this.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Debra Ager 
  To: cdy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Cc: ridecamp 
  Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 7:55 PM
  Subject: dosing syringe problem

  This may sound simplistic, but try dosing him from the other side, if
you haven't already.  Believe it or not, it works on most difficult
horses.  I've had horses that were near impossible to dose from the left
not even raise their heads when dosed from the right.  Stand on his
right side facing the same direction he is, with your left arm under his
jaw and your left hand resting across the bridge of his nose, and slip
your syringe or whatever into the right side his mouth with your right
hand.  You have more immediate control of the horse with your hand
across the bridge of his nose than holding the halter in case he does

  Try it and let me know if it works with your horse.

  Debbie (in Texas)
 Debbie (in Texas)

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