Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but here goes......I'm not saying what you saw your horse do wasn't scary for you, but I'm sure your vet has seen this so many times that it's a non issue for them, hence the chuckle.
I live in a highly horse populated area, a lot of these equines are owned by people who have more money than brains. Think how the vet feels having to not only deal with the horse but he/she also has to deal with their neurotic owners. Again, I'm not referring to you directly, just giving you a "vets" side based on conversations with mine.
My vet is in his late 60's, gruff doesn't even come close to his personality. I love him, he's to the point. Some in my area won't use him because they feel he isn't "lovey dovey" to them or the horse. This guy has forgotten more than most vets will ever know, if I've got a problem he's the vet I want out.