Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

September 13, 2010

The Joys of Horse Care

Yesterday was dental health day for Boom, kind of a preventative maintenance program  getting ready for winter. The top picture and video are not of Boom, but the last one is of him coming off the sedative shot. Drug recovery horses are funny! The stagger and appear to be drunk.

The grandkids and their Dad were present to watch this and were slightly grossed out, particularly when I told AJ to stand close as the vet was doing a 2 for 1 day. He disappeared pretty fast! I also told them that this was why they had to brush twice a day. They both have been to the dentist before, but their eyes opened pretty wide at the thought of that contraption and drill operating.
For those of you that have never seen the procedure, the video, lifted from  "Barnmice" gives an idea of what is involved. We did it in the paddock with Mike holding up the head on his shoulders and myself keeping Boom from backing up, no easy tasks.  The horse did not mind at all.
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peihome said...

I used to have an ArabX mare that went berserk when having anything done to her.
After that horse, I stuck to good, old quarter horses!

Crystal Mary said...

You wonder how they looked after the horses teeth 100 years gone by??? They probably rotted out....they or ate better food? I love horses and all our pets should be well cared for...
God Bless you. CML

IanH said...

Crystal Mary; Actually, the jaw opening apparatus has been around for several thousand years. Back then they used files to do the job. Files apparently, do not bother the horse.