Travels With Doc T

Travels With Doc T™

Here are the blogs I have written as I travels about the country floating horses.  The subject matter is not specific to any topic on this site but are more a combination of stories, observations, book reviews and philosophy.  They are here for your enjoyment.

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An Iconoclast In The Horse World

It is the start of 2021 and the world is in a disruptive way. Our lives are nothing like they were a year ago. So why not join in? I am a self described iconoclast (a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions) in the horse world. I intend to drill a small...

I Am Very Grateful

I reflect here on how the threat of COVID-19 is affecting all of us as I travel from a deserted Newark airport. I offer advice that seems to work for me and I hope you too.

Ghost Town

Flying from San Francisco in an almost empty 787 I discuss why I am still out here working on horses amidst COVID-19. I look at the silver linings of this new way of life.

Get Your Brain Right, Get Your Horse Right

"Cognitive Laziness" is how we interact with horses today. Through agenda driven medicine and marketing, I look at the collision of new and old.

A Veterinarian’s Christmas Story

This is a reprint of a blog I wrote in 2013 how I was faced with the possibility of killing my own horse with my incompetence. A story about faith.

The Death Of Horses

Horse owners say, “I just want what’s best for my horse.” This is code for “I’m overwhelmed with information. I don’t know who to trust.” A 7 yr old dies of colic - who do we blame?

Thank You

This is just a "Thank You" to all who invite us to your farm to help with your horses. We feel so blessed. No national holiday needed. While "booty" is not required, it is appreciated!

Disrupters

I discuss what an "altruistic disrupter" is and how they can benefit your horses in health and well being. While not easy for the horse industry, it is the right thing to do.

My Christmas Wish 2018

Root causes of horse diseases. How food triggers genetic disease expression. We need to start advocating for horses and not how marketing is telling us to treat them.

The 2018 AAEP Meeting – A Summary

The shortcomings of the 2018 AAEP meeting. Doctors spending more time testing than looking at the patient. I don't hold back my frustration.

A Chilling Walk In San Francisco

A chilling look at the state of America as I saw it. I walked a mile from the 2018 AAEP meeting site seeing what we don't see on our farms. I was shocked.

The Story of David

This is a true story that has nothing to do with horses. It's about the connections in this universe. All horse owners have these experiences. They are ubiquitous.

Jimi Hendrix

This is a true story that looks at the cosmic connections we have all had at some point in our lives. The ending is thought provoking as we mystically connect with our horses.

Nothing

Nothing about dentistry, nutrition or horses. I take a break. We all should once in a while to rejuvenate my senses. Photography is how I do this. Just some of my 2017 photos.

Why Do I Bother?

Attending the 2017 AAEP meeting offers the small but guaranteed chance of learning something that will last a lifetime. Here is one of those times from 2002 in Glasgow.

An African Breeze

Hurricanes, floods, fires and ice bring anxiety along with preparation work. Similar natural disasters occur everywhere. Here are links for help in the US, FL and TX.

Decay Of The Profession

An 80 year old client lost his mare because he could not get adequate veterinary care. The reasons are disturbing and reflect badly on this profession but I can find no solutions.

Comfortable

People are comfortable where they are - unwilling to make the effort to connect with each other or their horses. People pass opportunities when they settle for being comfortable.

The Best Interest Of The Horse

Integrity is a trait assumed to exist in all professionals but they are only human. The stories here and my first hand experiences indicate the associated low self esteem.

A Vet, A Truck And A Dog

There is something about a dog(s) that goes with people, horses, a truck and dirty fingernails. We all will relate to this story of me and my dog on my first day of being a vet.

Islands

Horses are not found on islands unless they can swim there. I've worked on Gardner's, Island, Shelter Island and the islands of Puget Sound. Here is my day on Orcas Island, WA.

Traveling On Back Country Roads

Traveling miles and miles can cause mental fatigue which can lead to accidents, death and destruction. So it almost was with a large turtle versus my truck. Did he survive?

Life Is Sooooooo Good

Some days the sun shines, the music is good, horses behave and clients are appreciative. This was one of those days I needed to write about. It balances out the other days.

Barracuda!

I struggled against the Atlantic Ocean current to hold my depth as I watched a barracuda effortlessly stare at me in the distance. To become as effortless with horses as a fish.

Our Special Day

This is a tribute to 38 years with Kathy. She recognized that "thing" in me that only a woman can recognize and she is the reason I am here with you today.

500,000 Miles

Half a million miles with few mechanical problems.My GMC pick up truck is the most important piece of equipment. It takes me safely around the country visiting horse farms.

Travels With Doc T – June 6, 2014

Pictures from New York on a summer's day. A beautiful barn with hand made interior doors and a set of wolf teeth from a 27 year old that were loose at a therapy riding center.

Happy Holidays from The Equine Practice, Inc.

May the Season be bright and the new year turn out to be just right. With warmest wishes for Good Health and Happiness. Have a wonderful New Year!

The 2014 Equine Affaire

My family traveled to the 2014 Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA to bring attention to our style of Horsemanship Dentistry and our new Equine Dentistry School Online.

The 2014 AAEP Convention

2014 AAEP meeting Salt Lake City, NV. Horses again discussed as objects without feelings. EOTRH bantered - no conclusions. Another disappointment for dentistry.

Small Paradise

A unique stall in south FL. We should be as creative on our own farms. I wonder how the horse likes it and if this helps their psyche as some horses spend a lot of time in stalls.

“Ollie Berger”

The loss of my best equine friend cannot be adequately express.From an embryo on my ultrasound through being an orphan to 24 years later. He slipped from life in my arms.

Stranded

This wasn’t planned for the end of my day. A leak in a radiator hose shut us down for the day. Thankfully, AAA has sent this fine towing service and we are in the cab heading home.

Travels With Doc T – June 23, 2014

This past weekend spent working on the equine dentistry school. Nothing more to say here. Certainly fun, but not as much fun as flying the helicopter last weekend.

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. WOW!

Travels With Doc T – June 9, 2014

Summer in the northeast. A beautiful barn in NJ, NY City southern sky line, parasite control images, a white tail deer in tall grass, a picturesque creek and waterfall.

Travels With Doc T – June 4, 2014

A gorgeous summer day in NY. A sales barn with horses from Germany, France, Holland and Russia. A NY barn in the hills with 2 very large horses, one recovering from laminitis.

Travels With Doc T – June 3, 2014

This rabbit and chickens on a non-profit in Florida help people with psychological disorders heal with help of nurses. Also extraction of 2 end stage cheek teeth in an "unhappy" horse.

Fusaichi Pegasus

The grandson of Fusaichi Pegasus. I had floated the teeth of this great TB race horse when he won the Kentucky Derby. Also image's from a client's "Chicken Ranch."

A Pain In My Finger

Our style of equine dentistry does not automatically medicate the horses. There are days I pay the price of a head that moves and my finger gets rasped instead of the tooth.

Who Knocked Out My Front Tooth?

A lost incisor from decay (EOTRH). I also quote a client with her description of how the horses respond to our Horsemanship Dentistry approach. We are grateful.

Retrospect

Split rail fences in need of repair. stark against the snow randomly carved with animal paths. Melissa parked the car then we both just stared at the car’s thermometer.

Christmas Eve

Veterinarians are horse owners with confidence coming with the degree. But it wanes when we face life decisions on our own horse. This is my story of facing fear with my horse.

Sun-Up Sunday In The Hamptons

The eastern tip of Long Island, NY. Trapped in the past filled with modern chic from the city. It's also home to a working cattle ranch and arguable the country's 1st cattle drive.

The George Washington Bridge

1 - the illegal closing of the GW bridge trapped us for hours as we crossed about midnight. 2 - the threshold of pain as it relates with dentistry. Several horses no longer require pain medications.

An Iconoclast In The Horse World

It is the start of 2021 and the world is in a disruptive way. Our lives are nothing like they were a year ago. So why not join in? I am a self described iconoclast (a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions) in the horse world. I intend to drill a small...

read more

I Am Very Grateful

I reflect here on how the threat of COVID-19 is affecting all of us as I travel from a deserted Newark airport. I offer advice that seems to work for me and I hope you too.

read more

Ghost Town

Flying from San Francisco in an almost empty 787 I discuss why I am still out here working on horses amidst COVID-19. I look at the silver linings of this new way of life.

read more

A Veterinarian’s Christmas Story

This is a reprint of a blog I wrote in 2013 how I was faced with the possibility of killing my own horse with my incompetence. A story about faith.

read more

The Death Of Horses

Horse owners say, “I just want what’s best for my horse.” This is code for “I’m overwhelmed with information. I don’t know who to trust.” A 7 yr old dies of colic – who do we blame?

read more

Thank You

This is just a “Thank You” to all who invite us to your farm to help with your horses. We feel so blessed. No national holiday needed. While “booty” is not required, it is appreciated!

read more

Disrupters

I discuss what an “altruistic disrupter” is and how they can benefit your horses in health and well being. While not easy for the horse industry, it is the right thing to do.

read more

My Christmas Wish 2018

Root causes of horse diseases. How food triggers genetic disease expression. We need to start advocating for horses and not how marketing is telling us to treat them.

read more

A Chilling Walk In San Francisco

A chilling look at the state of America as I saw it. I walked a mile from the 2018 AAEP meeting site seeing what we don’t see on our farms. I was shocked.

read more

The Story of David

This is a true story that has nothing to do with horses. It’s about the connections in this universe. All horse owners have these experiences. They are ubiquitous.

read more

Jimi Hendrix

This is a true story that looks at the cosmic connections we have all had at some point in our lives. The ending is thought provoking as we mystically connect with our horses.

read more

Nothing

Nothing about dentistry, nutrition or horses. I take a break. We all should once in a while to rejuvenate my senses. Photography is how I do this. Just some of my 2017 photos.

read more

Why Do I Bother?

Attending the 2017 AAEP meeting offers the small but guaranteed chance of learning something that will last a lifetime. Here is one of those times from 2002 in Glasgow.

read more

An African Breeze

Hurricanes, floods, fires and ice bring anxiety along with preparation work. Similar natural disasters occur everywhere. Here are links for help in the US, FL and TX.

read more

Decay Of The Profession

An 80 year old client lost his mare because he could not get adequate veterinary care. The reasons are disturbing and reflect badly on this profession but I can find no solutions.

read more

Comfortable

People are comfortable where they are – unwilling to make the effort to connect with each other or their horses. People pass opportunities when they settle for being comfortable.

read more

The Best Interest Of The Horse

Integrity is a trait assumed to exist in all professionals but they are only human. The stories here and my first hand experiences indicate the associated low self esteem.

read more

A Vet, A Truck And A Dog

There is something about a dog(s) that goes with people, horses, a truck and dirty fingernails. We all will relate to this story of me and my dog on my first day of being a vet.

read more

Islands

Horses are not found on islands unless they can swim there. I’ve worked on Gardner’s, Island, Shelter Island and the islands of Puget Sound. Here is my day on Orcas Island, WA.

read more

Traveling On Back Country Roads

Traveling miles and miles can cause mental fatigue which can lead to accidents, death and destruction. So it almost was with a large turtle versus my truck. Did he survive?

read more

Life Is Sooooooo Good

Some days the sun shines, the music is good, horses behave and clients are appreciative. This was one of those days I needed to write about. It balances out the other days.

read more

Barracuda!

I struggled against the Atlantic Ocean current to hold my depth as I watched a barracuda effortlessly stare at me in the distance. To become as effortless with horses as a fish.

read more

Our Special Day

This is a tribute to 38 years with Kathy. She recognized that “thing” in me that only a woman can recognize and she is the reason I am here with you today.

read more

500,000 Miles

Half a million miles with few mechanical problems.My GMC pick up truck is the most important piece of equipment. It takes me safely around the country visiting horse farms.

read more

Travels With Doc T – June 6, 2014

Pictures from New York on a summer’s day. A beautiful barn with hand made interior doors and a set of wolf teeth from a 27 year old that were loose at a therapy riding center.

read more

The 2014 Equine Affaire

My family traveled to the 2014 Equine Affaire in Springfield, MA to bring attention to our style of Horsemanship Dentistry and our new Equine Dentistry School Online.

read more

The 2014 AAEP Convention

2014 AAEP meeting Salt Lake City, NV. Horses again discussed as objects without feelings. EOTRH bantered – no conclusions. Another disappointment for dentistry.

read more

Small Paradise

A unique stall in south FL. We should be as creative on our own farms. I wonder how the horse likes it and if this helps their psyche as some horses spend a lot of time in stalls.

read more

“Ollie Berger”

The loss of my best equine friend cannot be adequately express.From an embryo on my ultrasound through being an orphan to 24 years later. He slipped from life in my arms.

read more

Stranded

This wasn’t planned for the end of my day. A leak in a radiator hose shut us down for the day. Thankfully, AAA has sent this fine towing service and we are in the cab heading home.

read more

Travels With Doc T – June 23, 2014

This past weekend spent working on the equine dentistry school. Nothing more to say here. Certainly fun, but not as much fun as flying the helicopter last weekend.

read more

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. WOW!

read more

Travels With Doc T – June 9, 2014

Summer in the northeast. A beautiful barn in NJ, NY City southern sky line, parasite control images, a white tail deer in tall grass, a picturesque creek and waterfall.

read more

Travels With Doc T – June 4, 2014

A gorgeous summer day in NY. A sales barn with horses from Germany, France, Holland and Russia. A NY barn in the hills with 2 very large horses, one recovering from laminitis.

read more

Travels With Doc T – June 3, 2014

This rabbit and chickens on a non-profit in Florida help people with psychological disorders heal with help of nurses. Also extraction of 2 end stage cheek teeth in an “unhappy” horse.

read more

Fusaichi Pegasus

The grandson of Fusaichi Pegasus. I had floated the teeth of this great TB race horse when he won the Kentucky Derby. Also image’s from a client’s “Chicken Ranch.”

read more

A Pain In My Finger

Our style of equine dentistry does not automatically medicate the horses. There are days I pay the price of a head that moves and my finger gets rasped instead of the tooth.

read more

Who Knocked Out My Front Tooth?

A lost incisor from decay (EOTRH). I also quote a client with her description of how the horses respond to our Horsemanship Dentistry approach. We are grateful.

read more

Retrospect

Split rail fences in need of repair. stark against the snow randomly carved with animal paths. Melissa parked the car then we both just stared at the car’s thermometer.

read more

Christmas Eve

Veterinarians are horse owners with confidence coming with the degree. But it wanes when we face life decisions on our own horse. This is my story of facing fear with my horse.

read more

Sun-Up Sunday In The Hamptons

The eastern tip of Long Island, NY. Trapped in the past filled with modern chic from the city. It’s also home to a working cattle ranch and arguable the country’s 1st cattle drive.

read more

The George Washington Bridge

1 – the illegal closing of the GW bridge trapped us for hours as we crossed about midnight. 2 – the threshold of pain as it relates with dentistry. Several horses no longer require pain medications.

read more