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- September 2, 2012 at 8:42 pm #44019hillsidehomeParticipant
Maybe someone can give me some advice here. I have a 6 year old Jersey cow with horns and I’d like to train them to grow in. I like her horns but also want to have some measure of safety without the graphic trauma of dehorning her. So has anyone trained horns to grow inward, in a curve? And how did you do it? Her horns are about 7″ long now. They’ve grown 2 inches since I bought her in 2010.September 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm #74803Tim HarriganParticipant
From what I can see they are curving inward. Does she swing her head at you? Why are you concerned about safety?September 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm #74804hillsidehomeParticipant
Yes, they do curve in already. I’d just like to curve them in more. Now, I did do some research and it seems there are 2 ways of curving horns in. Paring away the horn at the base and/or using horn clamps with a turn-buckle in the middle to tighten. I just wanted to know which was the best method and which gave the best results. Also, do I pare away the horn on the inside or outside?
Daisy does swing her head. But not in a mean manner.
Thanks, and looking forward to more replies.
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