Along with "happy" as my mood, you can also put "broke".
I took the early morning ride I planned on. Poor Blue is probably feeling overworked and underpaid.
Around 2:45, the vet showed up, and the bill slowly began to add up. I've honestly never had dental work done on my horses. Just like with the sheath cleaning, I didn't know it was necessary.
But the local horse trader has preached to me for years that a horse needs his teeth floated, so when I called to make an appointment with the vet, I mentioned that I wanted him to check and see if my horses needed anything done to their teeth.
We did Libby first, and that's when I learned about wolf teeth. Libby had those, and they needed to be removed so she wouldn't have problems with a bit. They are tiny little teeth, as you can see in the picture.
Both horses got necessary vaccinations, and even the heifer, Secret, got a couple of shots. Booster shots were left here for us to give the two horses in three weeks.
Thank goodness, the vet says Blue won't need dental work or sheath-cleaning next year; he'll do that every other year. Libby will need to have her teeth worked on next year, though.
And Doc said that I'd better watch Blue closely for founder, since he'll be utilizing his food much more efficiently now that his teeth are fixed. As long as I'm riding him often, he'll be OK. But I may have to consider keeping him on dry lot sometimes if I slack off on his exercise.
Yes, he did get his sheath cleaned while he was drugged.
And that's how this day went.