If you didn’t get your vet anything for National Veterinarian Appreciation Day (it was Monday!) here’s your chance to make it up to them. Perhaps what your vet would like more than any tangible gift (saving maybe a day off and a bottle of wine) is a barn full of horses with perfect ground manners.
Even simple procedures such as injections pose a high risk of injury to a vet when a horse is anxious or ill-behaved, so do your vet a favor and take the time to teach your horse to stand relaxed and quietly. This video from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) shows how to do just that using clicker training.