Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dopey Pony

Katai had her teeth floated today. She had some small points, nothing that was too much of a concern, but we did discover that she has a minor overbite. She had a small hook over the front of her bottom teeth that needed to be floated and I'll need to keep an eye on it for floating again in the future.

Pony likes drugs :)

She was extremely good for the vet and again, although she is normally fairly hot and sensitive, she acts like she doesn't even feel shots. She did need a full sized horse dose of sedative though.

I put her back in the pasture still slightly dopey to sleep it off in the sun with her friends once she was walking without wobbling. The plan for tomorrow is to see how she's feeling and possibly take her for either a walk or work more with the clippers. She is really getting them figured out :)

This next week I'm hoping to get back to riding, bitless of course, and I finally ordered a pair of cavalo hoof boots since she's still been pretty sensitive even though her thrush is FINALLY nearly gone. They should get here on Monday so I should be able to try them out on Tuesday.

Finally, I had my second lesson on Thursday and I ADORE the instructor. She is honest, tough, fair and still kind. She praises when it's due but doesn't overdo it. I am so happy to have found a really good instructor and can't wait until she can begin working with me and Katai! Now hopefully my self trained pony does me proud like I know she can :)

6 comments:

  1. Awww someone got their teeth done.

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    1. Yeah, poor girl. She was pretty stiff today, probably more from all the vaccinations :/

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  2. I'm so happy you're going to a cool barn, but even more happy that the instructor is so awesome and clicks with you so well. That's so hard to find, but so valuable.

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    1. Thanks Jen! Me too :) I was pretty sure after my first lesson with her that we would click but it was obvious now after my second. I can't wait to move in.

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  3. Seems like spring is dentist time! Shy just had hers done, too.

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    1. Haha, yeah it does seem to be that time of year. I'm sure if they knew each other they would be sharing stories.

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