I've had horses my entire life, but we've never had any dental work done on them. (To keep the story short, my dad didn't believe on spending any extra money on a horse unless it was dying.)
Well I graduated from school and am on my own now with my own money to spend.
So my boys are going to get their proper treatment on a regular basis.
I am boarding two horses with a retired couple (they have 4 horses of their own). Red is a 6-yr-old quarter horse, and I just bought him in May. Shotgun is a yearling quarter horse.
The dentist will be coming out in the beginning of November, and my boarder tells me that he usually sedates the horses. I would imagine Red is going to need some work done, as I know his previous owners didn't give him dental work.
And it is my understanding, that horses don't need their first dental check until they are about 2? The dentist comes in the spring too, so Shotgun can have work done then if he needs it.
So I'm just curious what to expect, what questions to ask, etc for my first equine dentist experience!