Horse Progress Days -  June 29-30, 2012 

Our Booth
Our Booth

This was our booth set up for the weekend, right near the visitor's information booth.

Round Pen
Round Pen

There were thousands of people at the event from all over the Midwest... probably 90% Amish.

Our Saturday Client
Our Saturday Client

A 3yo Percheron who had never had his teeth examined. There was a lot of competing activity for his attention.

Time to Begin
Time to Begin
The Exam
The Exam

Checking the status of his teeth; there were not retained caps and no wolf teeth. We did peform a wolf tooth extraction on the gelding that was Friday's round pen client.

Front Molars
Front Molars

The front molars can be reached without the use of a speculum.

Back Molars
Back Molars

To reach the back molars, a speculum is necessary.

Checking Progress
Checking Progress

Doug takes breaks in between each set of teeth after he checks them so the horse can feel the difference in its teeth as he progresses through the float.

Attention
Attention

With competing activity all around us, Doug makes sure to have this gelding attention as much as possible, by moving his feet and keeping eye contact.

Q&A
Q&A

Taking questions from the audience.

Mule Power
Mule Power

There were many demonstrations held this weekend... this was a log splitting being powered by a mule on a treadmill.

Breed Presentation
Breed Presentation

At the end of each day, many breeds were represented during a parade... this 8-horse hitch is one of Doug's clients.