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  • How to Use Pressure on the Upper Gum for Restraint
  • Thomas Casselberry, DVM, shows you how using a lead rope to put slight pressure on the upper gum can actually cause a horse to relax for procedures such as shoeing or giving shots. In the right hands this method is a humane technique to calm a nervous animal but used incorrectly can be harsh and make matters worse. This video is for demonstration purposes only. Don't try unless you are an experienced handler!

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