Monday, April 6, 2015

Love My Pony

Which one, you might ask. All of them...but today I'm talking mostly about Emi. Today was spring tune up day for a few of the horses at the barn. I hauled Emi up to get in on the action. Before meeting with the vet we played in the arena for a while. This horses is a total hoot! I could hang out with her forever. She's so inquisitive and in your pocket (with out being super annoying). I've got some cute video I'll be sharing at some point. 




After playing in the arena I saddled her up and we went for a walk. This was her second time wearing the saddle and she was totally not concerned. Isn't she getting big and beautiful!? I just can't believe my baby has grown up so fast. 





When we got back to the barn the vet was ready for us. Emi got her teeth floated for the first time and she got her wolf teeth pulled. She had two on the top and one on the bottom. The vet said he rarely sees horses with bottom wolf teeth so that was interesting. She was definitely in need of having her teeth done. It's amazing that they need their teeth done that early in life, but apparently they do! She was quite good, and everything went smoothly. 

When we got done I wanted to take advantage of the sedation to clip a bridle path on the hairy creature. Emi had other ideas. It's not as if she hadn't just had power tools working in her mouth with no problem. As soon as those clippers turned on and went up to her bridle path she came back to life. There was quite a bit of head slinging and I ended up using scissors. The vet was willing to keep working it on with me so we did more desensitization with the clippers. The clippers could be placed by her eyes, on her ears, on her neck etc. We finally wrestled with her a bit more until she got herself stuck in a corner and gave up the fight. About 5 seconds later she had a beautiful bridle path and she got lots of pets before heading in to another stall to sleep off her drugs. 

14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, she looks so grownup with a saddle on!!

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    1. Right!? And that's a size 48 girth...granted it's up quite a ways on both sides, but still.

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  2. Ew teeth! Haha. There's a lot to love about her :)

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    1. I think so too. She's going to be an awesome riding horse.

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  3. lol i love how getting a float and teeth pulled is nbd, but clippers?? no way. silly girl :)

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  4. I can't believe how grown up she is getting!

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  5. She's...two right? She should be in the "hide them behind the barn" year and she isn't, she looks like a grown pony! That's amazing. She looks great!

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    1. She'll be two in June. She really hasn't gone through any super awkward stages...yet. :)

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  6. She is so gorgeous!! It's crazy how fast the time goes with baby horses (ponies)!! Since she hasn't gone through any awkward stages that could mean she's going to stay short.... they say tall horses go through way more awkward stages than short horses. Or maybe it's just because she's a pony. Do ponies go through awkward stages?? She sure hasn't. She's been gorgeous and well built the entire time you've had her. :D

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