This is my girl Hope.
The spunky girl who bucked me off
a couple of months ago.
I still have a lump on my butt!
Here she is looking pretty feisty
because her buddy Rosie
had been taken for a walk
and she was left behind.
She wasn't happy.
Here is Hope last week
after getting her teeth 'floated'.
The vet had to file some points off her teeth
and to do this she was given a little sedative.
You can see the wet spot in her mane
where she got her shot.
She was feeling no pain.
In fact the vet said she wasn't
feeling much of anything!
Horses lock all their knees so they
can sleep while standing up.
Hope wasn't locking her right knee
so she was a little wobbly and
started weaving back and forth.
At one point I thought she was going
down...but she didn't
and gradually came out of it.
Look at that droopy sweet mouth.
It's a far cry from the tight lipped
mouth in the top photo.
I must say that seeing her like
this gave me a bit of satisfaction
and just for a fleeting moment
I felt like throwing a saddle on her.
I'm sure it would have been a
much quieter ride
than the day she bucked me off!
I wish I had remembered to bring
my camera out while the vet
was floating both horses teeth
but I was too busy watching
what he was doing.
It was about half an hour after the
vet finished floating the
girls teeth that they were
back feeding again.
Just like nothing had happened.
If you're wondering how the
vet 'floats' a horses teeth and why
they do it...here's a little
video on that subject.