Today I had a dentist visit Dozer for the first time since I've leased him, and some things we talked about got me thinking.
This man traveled a good 4 hours and saw around 25 horses today, with some more tomorrow before he returns home. He does many of the racing stables, and even travels to America. To me, that means that he's pretty darn good.
But when we got talking, he said that he can't find anyone interested in learning, even with him offering to pay for training. That shocked me. This man is in high demand, and yet no one wants to learn from him?
So it got me thinking. It's not something I've ever considered as a career before and the thought of sticking my hand in a horses' mouth is a little disgusting, but it's not all that different to when Dozer drools all over me, or when I hold his tongue to the side to try and worm the bugger.
Does anyone here have any experience in working in equine dentistry? I'm very curious as to just what is involved. At the moment it's just an idea in the back of my mind, and one that my parents seem to think is a great idea.