OBJECTIVE: To aid in the humane control of a horse by applying constant pressure to the upper lip, therefore restricting an animal’s movement.
APPLICATION: To subdue a horse, place one hand through the chain and spread your fingers and thumb to form a loop in the chain, while grasping the handle with your other hand. Grasp the forward part of the horse’s upper lip with your open fingers and thumb and slide the chain over your fingers and thumb to place around the upper lip. Twist the handle until the chain is tight around the upper lip and release your grip of the upper lip with your fingers and thumb. Continue applying pressure on the upper lip until the animal is ready to be released, reverse the twist on the chain and pull the twitch away from the animal with caution so as not to frighten the animal. Extreme caution should be exercised when operating a twitch. Injury may occur to the horse or operator if struck by the twitch.
Item #: 23225