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Poll Recap: Headshaking Horses

Of the 356 respondents, 148 (42%) said they’ve owned or managed a headshaker.

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A horse that frequently flips, tosses, or shakes his head is not only frustrating, but can
also be cause for concern. Headshaking can be caused by a number of things, from a
simple pesky fly to an unknown factor that’s difficult or impossible to treat or manage.

So in last week’s online poll, we asked our readers if they have owned or managed a
horse that had a problem with headshaking. More than 350 people responded, and
we’ve tallied the results!

Of the 356 respondents, 148 (42%) said they have owned or managed a horse that had
a problem with headshaking, while the remaining 208 (58%) respondents have not.
Additionally, more than 50 people commented about their experiences with
headshaking in

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Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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