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Author Topic:   What in the world? (Name that mystery object)
kjsimons
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Message 76 of 84 (301650)
04-06-2006 3:17 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by Parasomnium
04-06-2006 2:59 PM


Re: Solved!
Well it was a lucky guess! I just looked at all those little screwdrivers, the magnifying glass and that it was a Swiss knife and took a swag at it.

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kjsimons
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Message 77 of 84 (301652)
04-06-2006 3:18 PM
Reply to: Message 74 by nator
04-06-2006 3:03 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
To make geldings?

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Parasomnium
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Message 78 of 84 (301654)
04-06-2006 3:20 PM
Reply to: Message 77 by kjsimons
04-06-2006 3:18 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
To make geldings?

Ouch! That's not just nasty, that's EVIL!


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BMG
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Message 79 of 84 (301659)
04-06-2006 3:26 PM
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04-05-2006 7:12 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
I don't know, is it used to aid in delivery? To me it looks like tongs of some sort used to grab the offspring. Perhaps by the head?

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nator
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Message 80 of 84 (301697)
04-06-2006 5:12 PM
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04-06-2006 3:12 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
quote:
Being a horse person myself, I know what it's used for. But won't I be spoiling the fun for non-horse people if I tell it?

Ah, OK, I see.


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nator
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Message 81 of 84 (301698)
04-06-2006 5:13 PM
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04-06-2006 3:18 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
quote:
To make geldings?

Er, no.

That is done with a scalpel.


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nator
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Message 82 of 84 (301699)
04-06-2006 5:15 PM
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04-06-2006 3:26 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
No, not for delivery. If you need to pull on a foal during delivery you use ropes or chains around the pasterns (ankles) on the legs.

Although it is used to grab and hold something.


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MangyTiger
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Message 83 of 84 (301763)
04-06-2006 8:16 PM
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04-06-2006 5:15 PM


Re: ok, who knows what this is?
The lips or tongue (for leading it around)?

Edit: (like this - search for 'praam')

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I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then

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nator
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Message 84 of 84 (301862)
04-07-2006 7:07 AM
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04-06-2006 8:16 PM


it is revealed
It is for the upper lip, but not for leading around.

It is called a "twitch" in the US and UK, and it is used as a method of restraint for a very long time.

You clamp it down over the horse's upper muzzle (not too tight). It used to be thought that it was just a distraction but later research indicated that there is an interesting calming response that is induced from the stimulation of the nerves in this area.

Twitches used to be simply a short loop of rope or chain attached to the end of a short pole, but those were mostly replaced by the clamp-type.


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