Travels With Doc T™ Blogs

Travels With Doc T™ Blogs

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I Am Very Grateful

(above photo is the early morning skyline of Manhattan over Newark, NJ airport) It is legal for me to be coming to farms as veterinarians are listed as essential workers.  We have been asked to limit our visits to procedures that cannot be postponed without adversely...

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Ghost Town

(Above image – the plane showing over half the 1st class seats empty in orange as is the rest of the plane – a ghost town) Here I am again at 41,000 feet in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner going 600 MPH on the second leg of my travel from Seattle, WA to Newark...

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Thank You

This Is Not A Holiday The end of February for most people is a time of the year filled with dark mornings and cold weather. There are no bright and colorful lights in our neighborhoods and the cheer of people is distant. The holiday season in America starts somewhere...

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My Christmas Wish 2018

I was working on a horse with no one around.  We were connected and our communication was clear.  I gave the horse some moments to check out his smoothed edges and then something happened in the quiet moment.  I became clear about something troubling me with horses...

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The Story of David

This incredible story is about the power of giving over receiving.  The line goes something like, “It is better to give than to receive.”  When both happens in less than 6 hours, it becomes life changing. David might not be this young man’s name because what happened...

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Jimi Hendrix

This is a true story. I need to say this because you won’t believe the ending. In 1968 or 9 I bought my first rock and roll album – vinyl 33 ⅓ RPM record at the Carousel Record Store next to the Grand Union supermarket in Chappaqua, NY. Yes, I really remember...

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Nothing

Sometimes I need to just write about nothing. No dentistry articles, gut digestion things, husbandry ideas or thoughts about our profession. According to a book I’m reading called “Mastery” by Robert Greene, all people who want to be great thinkers need to stop every...

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An African Breeze

A week ago horse owners in Florida were living with their decision about the upcoming weather. A few weeks before that our brethren in Texas were living with their decisions. In both cases, a gentle wind coming off the desert of Africa left for a journey across the...

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Comfortable

One of our most valued feelings is being comfortable. Comfort provides safety, security, a feeling of well being, and other emotions that make us feel good. For example, laying in a hammock after dinner swinging gently under the shade of a tree on a warm summer’s...

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A Vet, A Truck And A Dog

On a farm in New York, a faithful dog waits for his friend. I thought many of us could relate to these pictures. Maybe not in a perfectly preserved pick up classic, but certainly the idea of a companion sitting and waiting in the front seat ready to travel the roads...

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Islands

My travels take me to many islands where horses have found homes. The most common island is Long Island of New York. Other than it’s name, it is hard to realize that this highly populated strip of land connected by 3 huge bridges and several ferries is an island....

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Traveling On Back Country Roads

The hustle of life faded away as my “mellow unplayed” song list gently took my mind away from the horse I had seen earlier and the new horses I was about to see. During these moments I find driving on 2 lane country roads most peaceful. My mind refreshes...

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Life Is Sooooooo Good

The definition of a perfect day is today.  The autumn air crisped the details of life into focus and accented everything into a clarity only a Sunday morning sunrise can do.  I traveled freely eastward on the normally congested beltway around the south side of...

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Barracuda!

Above picture: Doc T 120 feet down on a wrecked ship in the Atlantic off the coast of Palm Beach, FL. I held onto the rope at 15 feet as I looked at the end disappear into the darkening water below me.  A faint outline of the huge vessel seen 100 feet below me, barley...

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Our Special Day

A special Travels With Doc T™ today – Most of you have met me or Melissa in person and know our passion for working with your horses using horsemanship skills developed over 42 years working with tens of thousands of different horses.  A lot of you know we...

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500,000 Miles

How on earth did I do that?  And where did the time go? My odometer turned over half a million miles on my 2007 GMC pick up this month.  What scares me the most is that this truck is only a fraction of the miles I have traveled in my life – and many of these...

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Travels With Doc T – June 6, 2014

We were invited to do some work in a gorgeous farm in New York. It was built by a director of a famous TV show but has been sold to the current owner. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery below. 2018 – an update – this barn burned to the ground. No horses...

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Happy Holidays from The Equine Practice, Inc.

Dr. Tucker Here! Just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays from our House to yours. May the Season be bright and the year that’s ahead turn out to be just right. With warmest wishes for Good Health and Happiness. Have a very Prosperous and wonderful New Year!  Hope...

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The 2014 Equine Affaire

A few weeks ago, I went with my team (my family and an event team) north to West Springfield, MA to the Equine Affaire, the largest east coast exposition of horse related businesses, services and ideas. The Expo show ground was filled with demonstrations, food,...

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Small Paradise

Occasionally I come across something unique in my travels. Today we worked on this horse in a hand painted stall that brought tranquility to my inner soul. Done 3 years ago, the horse’s owner says that a pressure washer has kept it clean. I think the horse has...

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“Ollie Berger”

The newborn black Thoroughbred lay helpless for a moment in the straw of the 12 by 12 foot stall on a spring morning in upstate New York. The bay mare who had just delivered him hours earlier kept her distance. The maiden had no experience with foals and honestly...

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Stranded

This wasn’t what I had planned for the end of my day. A small leak in a radiator hose has shut us down for the day. Thankfully, AAA has sent this fine towing service and we are in the cab heading home. A long Day Sorry for the shortness, but really, other than having...

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Travels With Doc T – June 23, 2014

A summer scene in Ocala, Florida today. I could not pass it up. For some reason, a green field filled with mares and foals is so peaceful, though one of the foals looked like he was a mischief maker. Mares and foals in an Ocala, FL field enjoying green summer grass...

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Travels With Doc T – June 19, 2014

I have finally gotten over last week’s all night driving from NY to FL. I have also calmed down from my first helicopter flying experience for Father’s Day. If you missed the video of me learning how to hover, go to my Facebook page and scroll back to Sunday. It was...

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Travels With Doc T – June 9, 2014

It was a busy weekend so there are a bunch of pictures here. The red barns were too picturesque to pass up on a late spring day in New Jersey. Parasite control is taken seriously on this farm with snow shovels mounted on every 4th post around the paddock for manure...

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Travels With Doc T – June 4, 2014

A gorgeous day in New York and Massachusetts to be working with horses. High 60’s with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine. We started the day at a large show and sales barn with a lot of horses fresh in from Europe. They came from France, Germany, Holland, and...

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Travels With Doc T – June 3, 2014

A lot has happened in the past few days. Mostly working on the school. Mostly organizing what is left to be done. It is almost overwhelming, but with a clear plan and a great team helping, it should come together. This rabbit and the chickens were part of a farm in...

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Fusaichi Pegasus

Next weekend is the Belmont Stakes, the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown for Thoroughbreds in the United States. Put aside any ill feeling about race horses for a moment. I agree with most of you but on the other hand, I started in the TB business. I still float a few race...

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A Pain In My Finger

Baling twine waiting for a purpose. This is a tough job. Just look at my finger here. Kinda gross. I know I’m supposed to rasp teeth, but I decided to rasp off part of my fingernail. After 60,000 horse floats, I still occasionally do this. It never happens to the...

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Retrospect

The car wound down the mountain side strip of asphalt banked on both sides with mounds of plowed snow. With only the dashed line down the middle to remind me it was a road, my mind believed I was in a bobsled racing down an Olympic tube on my way to victory. It was a...

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Christmas Eve

The trachea is a firm round tube of cartilage that carries air from the mouth down the neck to the lungs. Most people call it the windpipe. My fingers explored my own wind pipe as I contemplated my duty this Christmas Eve. In front of me stood my own Thoroughbred...

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Sun-Up Sunday In The Hamptons

The eastern tip of Long Island is unique. It has a mix of Middle-America with traditional values, farmers with large fields dotted green with John Deere equipment, liberal politics and hard working, blue collar, American workers waving the Stars And Stripes. Money...

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The George Washington Bridge

This is one of my old blogs about a day in my life. The second half has interesting thoughts about dentistry, the threshold of pain and the judicious use of medications in horses over time. The George Washington Bridge in New York City  The car was tossed up and down,...

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I Am Very Grateful

(above photo is the early morning skyline of Manhattan over Newark, NJ airport) It is legal for me...

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Ghost Town

(Above image – the plane showing over half the 1st class seats empty in orange as is the...

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Thank You

This Is Not A Holiday The end of February for most people is a time of the year filled with dark...

read more

My Christmas Wish 2018

I was working on a horse with no one around.  We were connected and our communication was clear. ...

read more

The Story of David

This incredible story is about the power of giving over receiving.  The line goes something like,...

read more

Jimi Hendrix

This is a true story. I need to say this because you won’t believe the ending. In 1968 or 9 I...

read more

Nothing

Sometimes I need to just write about nothing. No dentistry articles, gut digestion things,...

read more

An African Breeze

A week ago horse owners in Florida were living with their decision about the upcoming weather. A...

read more

Comfortable

One of our most valued feelings is being comfortable. Comfort provides safety, security, a feeling...

read more

Islands

My travels take me to many islands where horses have found homes. The most common island is Long...

read more

Life Is Sooooooo Good

The definition of a perfect day is today.  The autumn air crisped the details of life into focus...

read more

Barracuda!

Above picture: Doc T 120 feet down on a wrecked ship in the Atlantic off the coast of Palm Beach,...

read more

Our Special Day

A special Travels With Doc T™ today – Most of you have met me or Melissa in person and know...

read more

500,000 Miles

How on earth did I do that?  And where did the time go? My odometer turned over half a million...

read more

The 2014 Equine Affaire

A few weeks ago, I went with my team (my family and an event team) north to West Springfield, MA...

read more

Small Paradise

Occasionally I come across something unique in my travels. Today we worked on this horse in a hand...

read more

“Ollie Berger”

The newborn black Thoroughbred lay helpless for a moment in the straw of the 12 by 12 foot stall...

read more

Stranded

This wasn’t what I had planned for the end of my day. A small leak in a radiator hose has shut us...

read more

Fusaichi Pegasus

Next weekend is the Belmont Stakes, the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown for Thoroughbreds in the...

read more

A Pain In My Finger

Baling twine waiting for a purpose. This is a tough job. Just look at my finger here. Kinda gross....

read more

Retrospect

The car wound down the mountain side strip of asphalt banked on both sides with mounds of plowed...

read more

Christmas Eve

The trachea is a firm round tube of cartilage that carries air from the mouth down the neck to the...

read more