Well it was time for the equine dentist to come out again.
It is always amazing to watch a dentist do his work on our horses. Most of them had no real problems and just needed maintenance work. My young gelding surprised us with a baby tooth that did not fall out and needed to be extracted. He his much happier now and his swelling is going down.
I highly recommend to use an equine dentist rather then just have your vet do it.
Added by Inka Spatafora on December 2, 2010 at 1:49pm —
Im a little bummed today. It was raining here today and I didnt get to ride or work with any of my horses. There was a small window mid afternoon that the weather broke and I could have taken advantage of it but didnt. I feel really guilty when I waste an oppurtunity to ride and play with my babies.
Yesterday though, I did ride two horses and worked with Fergie.
I rode Harley… Continue
Added by Amanda Hoss on October 6, 2010 at 10:00pm —
hoping that my mom doesnt take the horse im training away.. i have a lil problem.... i can bridle him just fine and he likes the snaffle im using but when i get on him and aske him to go, he will walk a few steps and start throwing his head up and down or side to side. i wont even have two fingers on the reins, so i know i am not pulling on the bit causing this. just to rule it out i had my mom clip a lead to the halter and i let go of the reins and asked him to walk, again a few steps then he… Continue
Added by Meghan Rainey on September 7, 2010 at 8:41pm —
A year or two ago I wrote this blog numbering the nights I spent in a hotel serving horse owners. It is not the end of August, 2010 yet and I have already exceeded this number. I am guessing that I will visit a Marriott hotel about 150 times this year.
September 11, 2001 - New London, CT - A beautiful… Continue
Added by Geoff Tucker, DVM on August 23, 2010 at 6:31pm —
Hi JulieI have been riding for eight months at a stable and am taking classes once-twice a week as well as clinics. I bought a horse from the stables I go to; he is a twelve year old Arab and a very forgiving horse but in the last two months he has started to pull on the bit. I am finding this very, very frustrating. My teacher is a very good trainer as well as a teacher. Just this… Continue
Added by Julie Goodnight on July 30, 2010 at 10:00am —
Some interesting cases this past week all involving old horses having difficulty chewing hay and grain and loosing weight. They… Continue
Added by Geoff Tucker, DVM on June 14, 2010 at 7:40pm —
Today I spent a few hours with a real dentist. Wow! Actually, I was in the easy seat while my wife sat in the hot seat. My wife is the sweetest gal in the world …… until she goes to the dentist.
We had been assured that this guy was good with patients like my wife. And I must admit, he was great! While he examined her, I watched and learned.
As you know, I still live in the dark ages as far as equine dentistry goes. The new dentists drug every horse, jack the mouth open with… Continue
Added by Geoff Tucker, DVM on May 26, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Have you noticed that some horses are wimps with a low or nonexistent threshold for pain while others seem to tolerate all sorts of pain. This seems to be reasonable because if I placed a pebble in your shoe and an identical pebble in your friend's shoe then sent you both running, one of you would stop and cry while the other would continue to run.… Continue
Added by Geoff Tucker, DVM on May 19, 2010 at 5:54pm —
Horse's teeth erupt throughout their lives with constant wear occurring from teeth grinding against opposing teeth and continual stropping by the tongue. This wear is uneven and creates razor sharp edges that cause discomfort as those edges ulcerate the cheek and their tongue.
So if eruption and wear is continuous throughout the life of the horse and the result is pain within the mouth, AND the removal of the sharp points (floating) is easily done, WHY DO SO MANY HORSE OWNERS AVOID… Continue
Added by Geoff Tucker, DVM on May 12, 2010 at 5:24pm —
Talk about falling off the wagon! Last week, the train derailed! Robin and I skipped our very first ride together on Monday – it was cold, and windy and raining early in the day, so we opted to miss this one time. I was also sick on Easter – woke up with a headache and nausea – it may have been my first experience with a migraine – so I was very worn out on Monday. Well, Tuesday, I… Continue
Added by Monica Whitmer on April 12, 2010 at 11:25am —
Pic.above: Thanks to uncooperative nature of my Mobile's camera I have actually managed to take this rather interesting photograph. It was taken on my today's hack. Poor woodlands, soaked.
Work has returned to 80% of normal but there are some worrying forecasts about the snow returning again in February. I've… Continue
Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 26, 2010 at 3:30pm —