Horse Care & Riding : How to Clean Your Horse’s Ears

Horse Care & Riding : How to Clean Your Horse’s Ears

When cleaning your horse’s ears, the best
thing to use is probably a towel because it’s soft and flexible. So I’ll really be able
to get into the nooks and crannies of your horse’s ears. If you horse is tall like ours
here, its probably a good idea to use a step stool so that you can get up high enough.
If your horse is really fearful of you working around his ears, it’s also a good idea to
take him off of the cross ties because the last thing you want is for them to get scared
and then come back and break the cross ties. So now we’ll just step up and just make sure
your horse is comfortable with the towel around his eye and head and just slowly work your
way into the ear area. And we’re just going to get kind of the dust and whatever dirt
has settled inside. She actually seems to enjoy this. And then we’ll just move to the other side
and once again, you want to make sure you’re careful and slow because horses can be sensitive
around their eyes and ears. And again, just cleaning out the dust and dirt. And making
sure you don’t reach too far down where you could hurt something.

16 thoughts on “Horse Care & Riding : How to Clean Your Horse’s Ears

  1. its ears are not pinned back.
    when they are flat back the horse is pissed
    when they are around in the middle they are relaxed
    and when they are forward and swiveling its pretty obvious they are happy and or paying attention.

  2. Wth Parelli Natural Horsemanship techniques you wouldn't need cross ties or a stool. The horse would lower its head for you and keep it there. Thanks for the advice on ear cleaning though.

  3. err actually a horse wouldnt get scared of a cross tie because horses are only put on a cross tie if desperatly needed !

  4. Ok If she is doing something different to what you do or have seen then whatever! Unless it is hurting the horse then it doesn't matter. Maybe this is a news flash to you but she is obviously a professional and she is in this video up to HELP people who want to know how to take care of a horse. She didn't make this video so that people who 'claim' they know how to do it can criticize her on her methods. Just sayin'!

  5. @carlyozzie I agree. I don't understand how people can be so damn insensitive. They take time out of their day to help someone they would most likely never see FOR FREE and all people do is bitch and moan?! Completely rude and ignorant.

  6. Thanks a million! 😉 I've never cleaned my horses ears until today when my farrier came to check her feet!! THANK YOU!!!

  7. Most horses love a gentle ear massage from inside. Once they get used to it they can't get enough of it.

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