Here is a photo of T’s mouth – week 1 about five days since the face kick:
Although the two middle ones are now set back, they are staying in so far. Hopefully, the dental work at the end of healing can “adjust” them so he has upper and lower meeting again and can tear grass on his own.
I’m always sardonically amused by horse people, usually naive, beginners or those who have been sucked into certain Snake Oil “Natural” horse-man-ship vortexes, who believe horses never use physical means to correct, punish, or assert themselves.
Horses are just big dogs (without thinking that dog bites are the number one animal attack reported in hospitals);
Horses don’t use force against each other (apparently they have committee meetings and vote as a democracy);
My horse would never hurt me (yes, your horse can and will most likely hurt you and not think a thing about doing it);
I can set boundaries with my horse using my intent and energy. There will never be a need to strike my horse ever (hm well with T yes, I agree, but not with Z as is clearly evident in the above photo);
Whips are cruel (used by cruel people, they are indeed cruel. Used judiciously they can save my life);
I can just sit with my horse and form a relationship. This will protect me from any harm (so untrue but these people are deaf, blind and dumb so why bother trying to educate them? The horse one day will eliminate this type of stupidity);
Horses are noble animals that don’t stoop to violence to ensure leadership in the herd (Go watch a minimum of 10 horses in a group – add a new horse – then sit back and watch).
Are there people out there that use too much violence against their horse? Are there people who abuse their horse? Surely, yes and I am against those people as much as I am against these Fluffy Bunny Horse types.
Either extreme and you are angling towards disaster.