Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vet Appointment/Snow

Hello Everybody!

So, last Tuesday the vet came out to our barn for a regular checkup. Rosie and Half Pint needed their teeth floated and Sherman needed some lameness work done on him.

They had to sedate Rosie and Half Pint first. They put the "sedation drug" into a needle and thrust it into a big vein in the middle of their neck. I thought it would take a few minutes to work, but Rosie (who went first with the teeth floating) was out within a matter of 15 seconds. 

They put an interesting contraption on her face that kept her mouth open. 
Then they looked into her mouth with a light to check to see how and her teeth were. The vet said that these minis were the best looking he had ever seen physically and that their teeth looked great (but they still needed a little floating). 

The vet took a big dremmel and filed the teeth down. It was so cool to watch!! 

Then Half Pint went. 

As seen in the pictures below, the sleeping drug did not wear off for about two hours. 

Sherman then had his lameness test. He is slightly lame (on a scale from 1-5 a 2)  on the right side and we are considering doing hock injections. 

So, the weather had been very fair to us for the month of February, but this past week, all of the snow came falling down. We got about one foot of snow from last weekend and this afternoon the snow came down again, with another 6-8 inches expected. Yay. :/ 

The horses love it though. Before the "big storm" I let them out to run around a little. Ollie usually doesn't buck or run much, but he did when I let him out!

All four legs off the ground!!!

Portrait Shot

Sherman was wondering why the round pen was closed.

 Then the snow came DOWN.


After the big snow, I let the horses out again. Ollie acted like he had before...full of young horse energy. Surprisingly Sherbert (who loves the snow and loves to run) was very calm and didn't hardly break into a trot when I let him free.  

Rosie was not happy with how high the snow was. She followed my tracks. Such a 
sissy!! :) 
"I'm freeeeeeee!!"

He calmed down after a while, though. :) 

Brotherly (although they are not brothers) love. 



  1. What good ponies! All the horses are so cute! I love the last picture with Ollie and Sherman. I wish it would stop snowing! I miss spring.

    1. Me too!!! I want the snow to go away!! the good thing about snow is that it is great to photograph frisky horses. :)


  2. I love the pics of Ollie! We've gotten so much snow in TN-much more than expected-and I am just waiting for the warm weather to come!


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