I admit it. I’m not from the country. I was raised in suburbia, USA, where seeing corn still on the stalk involved a 40 minute ride on the interstate, and horses were something we only saw up close at the fair.
Now I live in an area that was very recently mostly farmland. My whole sub-division was part of a large farm just 4 years ago. I’ve been going through a little bit of culture shock as I’ve gotten used to a more rural lifestyle – and I usually take it all in stride.
But, driving back from a recent trip to Salt Lake, we stopped in a little town called Glenn’s Ferry to let my boy hit the john. We saw the following sign, and I just had to take a picture:
I mean, really, did YOU know that you could have a promising career as a horse dentist? Imagine the size of the drills they use on cavities! (I’ll bet you could just get one at Home Depot!) Oh, and forget the drills – think about the floss! What do they use? Twine? Exactly where do I buy a horse toothbrush? Just let them use the vegetable scrubber from the kitchen?
Ok, I’m being silly, I know. I’m sure that horse dentistry is much more serious and important that I’m making it out to be here. I just thought the sign was funny.
If you are interested in learning more about what real horse dentists do, here’s a link to the website for this place.