..do you ever get over giving them the shots? (Is there a way to trick your mind into settling by itself? ..or just by experience - done once, done a million times?)
My friend and I vaccinated 4-way plus WNV today.. Her horse was a real champ about it. (Then again, NOTHING phases him!) Okay, successful, we each gave him one. (She was REAL nervous about the first one, so I did the second). But then when it came to my filly, our BM showed us the punch-punch-needle.. Okay, punch, punch, done. I stopped with the syringe right above her coat, and was shaking so bad.
Ends up, the BM did the filly's because I couldn't bring myself to do it. (She was really good about it too, considering it's probably her first set. Alot of details about her were stretched.) Our vet is about half an hour away.. so there's no real way of him administering them unless we were to pack up the duo and drive.
So, do you ever get over it? (Assuming you have a history of needle-phobia or such..)