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Looks like the right number of people. 🤣 Is he getting his teeth floated? Mine have had their teeth done, but the tools were not so long.

I’d pitch a fit too if I were Thunder! ;)
Have you seen a sling to float teeth? Vet said easier on the horse to hold the head. No help was needed from me. The vet handled it all
 

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When giving a shot, how many people does it take to hold down one tiny little dwarf who calls himself Thunder?! 🤣🤣 Poor little Thunder hates getting shots, he was bouncing all around. Poor Thunder…or should I say poor Doc! 💕💕


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Gotta be done, little guy. It may be harder on us than on the horse.
 

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Those pwer tools look so large for minis.😬😬 Do they not make any smaller floating tools? I Remer the hand floaters being smaller.

I realize that their teeth are the same size. I guess I'm just old-fashioned.

Edited to add: or maybe just plain old.😆😆
I'm a little old fashion too. I had asked that she hand float instead of power float. I was nervous when she mentioned using the sling, not knowing. The vet handled everything so well. She let me see before and after the floating.
 

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My vet invested in a set of miniature dental tools. He does attach to the drill for some of the work.
I always have him do Midnight first as her mouth is so tiny he gets worn out working in it, probably a lot like working with Thunder. Dapper Dan is a piece of cake after her!
BTW, has anyone had a vet tell you that your horse's mouth cannot carry a bit? Our vet told Munchkin's owner that.
 

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Packed up Bee and the cart today to head to Crystal Lake Park in NJ.

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This was our first time there, but definitely not our last. It has designated horse trailer parking with nice hitching posts, a water spigot, and a mounting ramp for those who ride. There are also pavilions and, most importantly, a really nice bathroom!

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The mowed bridlepaths are nice and wide for the carts! It was mostly flat with gentle graded hills. A perfect place to do conditioning. We did sooo much trotting and cantering. It was really lovely! In all we did about 4.5 miles.

Bee said she had so much fun!
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BTW, has anyone had a vet tell you that your horse's mouth cannot carry a bit? Our vet told Munchkin's owner that.
I wonder why she can’t carry a bit? Thunder has a severe underbite, but his back teeth line up pretty good and my vet has never once said he wouldn’t be able to carry a bit. That’s interesting, well she could always drive without one, there are other options.
 

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My vet has different size ends and does lots on minis in my area. He has been very gentle and quick. He hand does areas if needed. I would be more concerned if they were just a dentist for equine in my area. But who knows. Just like anything else there are good ones and bad ones. Too bad it is trial and error when picking one.
 

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I was going to get him in the lake but then I got scared 🤪 I took one step in the sand and my foot sank pretty deep. I was afraid he might get stuck in quick sand. Does that happen to tiny horses like it happens to the big horses? I wasn’t sure so I didn’t chance it. 😊 I’ve heard of horses getting stuck and not being able to get out, it happens around here more than one would think.

I didn’t see this sign at this particular park, but I have seen the signs at other parks….C9DE8BBB-B49D-4D6E-A7CE-6FC2E2158A27.jpeg
 

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