Well, I was wrong. She hated it.
She stood ok for the first few needles, but then got really, really pissed off. Bucking, kicking, etc. She was not having any of it.
The poor vet...he was so patient and kind with her, and I felt so embarrassed, but he assured me that he had dealt with horses that hated it even more than she did (I'd hate to think what kind of nonsense they pulled, because Lucy was pretty horrible!).
She bucked so hard that two of the needles actually fell out.
|after causing the fourth and fifth needles to fall out|
Lucy, you bad girl.
We are going to try again next week, this time with a bit of sedative on board to hopefully quell some of that reactivity.
I will say that before he started with the needles, he used a really cool laser that is apparently $5000 (!!!!) and as soon as he touched her with the laser, her head dropped into my arms, she yawned, and her whole body seemed to exhale. That was nice to see.