Jenny Pearce

Another dentist visit for Oliver

This is Oliver’s first time in the gag without drugs and the gag changed things again – not perfect – but you can see that the key to success was encouraging him to drift backwards rather than going up.   We didn’t go too far – just did the top teeth properly today and he’ll have the bottom teeth done with the ponies next week.

It’s worth paying Jenavive for 3 visits like this, so that I have a horse who is as happy and relaxed as he can be at the dentist from now on.  I expect that it will only take one visit next year to get the whole job done as relaxed as you can be at the dentist. 🙂

Here’s the link to the  first session with the new dentist, after I’d done my end of the re-training.

This is SUCH a big deal, because this is not about helping him to develop a Comfort Zone.  This is about a horse turning over willing co-operation for something that is UNCOMFORTABLE, when getting out of it is as simple as lifting his head a little.  What a Star!

 

 


 

4 Comments

  1. Mary House 08/12/2017, 9:20 am Reply

    dear Oliver, he is such a star and has come such a long away

    • jennyp 08/12/2017, 11:20 am Reply

      Hasn’t he just – I’m sooo proud and appreciative of him. 🙂

  2. Kathy 08/12/2017, 2:15 am Reply

    Jenny, the link to the first video isn’t showing up here? Other than that…BRAVO!

    • jennyp 08/12/2017, 6:40 am Reply

      Thanks Kathy – I’m on it!

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