Wolfie the Wonder Horse!

Wolfie the Wonder Horse!
Wolfie, 24/02/08

Friday, 7 March 2008


The dentist came up last Tuesday and Wolfie had his wolf teeth removed. Along with advice from the dentist, it was decided that he would be sedated. Wolf teeth are often removed without sedation, but we decided that as Wolfie will be getting mouthed and having a bit in within the next few weeks, it would be better that it was a pain that he did not remember or associate with his mouth. He wasn't happy about the injection as he had so many needles stuck in him last year, I think he will always have a bit of an issue with them. The teeth were removed and he seems to be fine and is eating without a problem. He'll need about 10 to 14 days to allow his mouth to settle down and then I will start to mouth him.

Wolfie is more than ready to start work. It's been a long winter and he's bored. Every night when I'm mucking out, he follows me around the stable, pulling me backwards by the hood, pulling my pony tail and knocking the wheelbarrow over (which was quite funny the first time, but now means I just have twice as much work to do as he does it several times a night). I have long reined him along the tracks at the back of the stables, just trying to expand his world and he loves it. It is amazing the difference in him, he really is a different horse and people who haven't seen him for a while are amazed at the transformation. He has gone from being shy and timid to super confident and cheeky. He has a lot of attitude and he now walks with a swagger!