A few days ago, my friend Mae called and asked if I could trailer her horse to the equine center for a dental procedure. I am always happy to truck horses, and I have never seen the equine center, so I was happy to go. I told Mae it was so fun to go to the center as a guest and not a client, because even though we are so fortunate to have such a great facility close by... no one who owns a horse really wants to be there!!!!
It's an amazing place, probably the best in New England, and I don't think there is anything that they can't do.
It's modern, bright, certainly geared to horses and there are equine specialist of all kinds. As we were going threw the hospital, I saw this beautiful horse in one of the exam rooms.
This is the "hospital barn". Very impressive!!!
There weren't too many horses in on this day... but this one caught my eye. Looking at his ears, I assumed that he was there for some kind of injury that had happened.
But I was surprised to see that there wasn't just one horse with "funny ears"... but two. So, I had to asked why they were there and "what had happened to them". I was even more surprised to learn that nothing has happened to them... they are actually boarding there for a time.. and the ears... well, that's a trait of the breed.
They are called "Marwari's" a rare breed of horse from India. According to the staff there are only nine of these horses in the United States. What a treat to see such an unusual horse and learn a little bit about them. They are "small and slight" sort of like an Arab... but seemed very sweet.
The staff was very nice, and happy to answer all sorts of questions and let us look around. Again, it was so nice to see this under good conditions, and it's such a comfort to know that they are there if we ever need them. And for Miss Molly and her mom, the dental procedure went very well.. and even though it's such a nice place... they were happy to be heading home.