Today was dental day for Sweet Will, Molly and Mouse. Sweet Will handled it like a seasoned horse - been there done this - he’s the all round gentle experienced horse. From sedation to full recovery took about an hour. He was gentle during the procedure, recovered quickly and was out in the arena checking everything out within a hour. We are hoping that Will can begin eating a little more naturally - not a complete diet of pellets and a little more natural forage. Fingers crossed. if not, Will does love his pellets and does well on them.
Molly and Mouse are super young and still very new at the whole dental day thing but they did just great with the amazing care from Pioneer Equine, Dr. Kate and her crew. Sharp points were smoothed out and caps were flipped off where possible. They did great. The biggest trauma of the day was little Mouse having his sheath cleaned - this was a major humiliation and no way acceptable according to little Mouse. Lots of kicking and butt hopping but he let us help him out. Lets just say that all systems are working a whole lot better now!
Molly is amazing with vet care and was very calm and accepting of all the vets had to offer. Being younger than Mouse, she is very busy shedding her baby teeth, and actually managed to crack a cap - luckily no infection or pain involved so we decided to let nature take it’s course and let it be - no infection and looks like it will fall out naturally within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Fingers crossed.
Molly and Mouse also had their BHR microchips placed and they did really well with that. Just another way of keeping them safe and under the BHR umbrella for life.
The little ones were in a much better pic position so I have a few more to share. The good news is that all recovered well from sedation and are one step closer to thriving and getting healthy. Always a good thing!
We are really looking forward to bringing Will to his sanctuary home in Orland but unfortunately the extreme mud has put us on hold. He will be joining the BHR sanctuary family with Christina where he will live out his senior days with pasture to roam, shelter from the winter storms, senior companions, and lots of love.
A huge thank you to Dr. Kate and Pioneer Equine in Oakdale for the amazing care they have given out horses! - they are truly amazing and I totally recommend them for your horse care. Great care, communication and passion for horses. What more can you ask for? We really love working with them.