Glenns Ferry, ID High 84 Low 51
As we were driving down the main road in town, this sign caught my eye.
There is no way we could just keep on driving past. It’s a very small museum and not really anybody there to talk to us about it. The museum is in the World Wide Equine Instrument & Product Center. They have one of the largest assortments of dental instruments in the world (over 300 different items). They ship these items world wide.
Those of you who are familiar with horses will probably recognize some of these tools. The dental tools that are used today on horses are essentially the same as they were a hundred years ago. A few improvements have been made, as you can see from this bunch of grinders and buffers.
So do any of you know what Gnathology is? I sure didn’t. But there is an Equine Gnathological School here in Glenns Ferry.
Gnathology is the study of masticatory systems and treatment techniques. “The heart of equine gnathology revolves around efficient comfortable mastication and optimum performance.”
To me that means that they teach how to treat a horse’s mouth and teeth so that they can eat without any pain.
It’s amazing the places you can find if you just take the time to slow down and look.