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post #1 of 5 Old 11-20-2012, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Red had his first dentist visit today! (My first too!)

My dad will probably think I'm nuts for having a equine dentist work on my horse, but that's the beauty of finally being done with school and spending MY money where I want on my horses.

So my 6-yr-old QH, Red, got his first dental work done today, and I got to see it for the first time too.

The doc said his mouth wasn't bad at all, just some sharp points on both sides, which he took care of.

He has his own trailing rig with his equipment inside, so Red loaded up like a good boy. He was a bit nervous (not out of the ordinary for him) and he needed two doses of "happy juice" which still didn't even knock him out totally. He really didn't like it when the dentist's hands were inside his mouth working. He didn't have a problem at all with the tools, but even if the doc tried to feel in his mouth with his hands, Red tried to pull back (as much as he can slowly, and "drunkly" pull back, haha).

But all in all, he did pretty good for his first dental experience! And I'm just happy he did not have any major issues. Just some minor tarter buildup on his canines (I think is the correct term are called) and some sharp edges, but that's it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-20-2012, 07:16 PM
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Sounds like a good first time.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 PM
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our first dental experience was back in February. i have had horses for over eleven years but nobody ever said anything to me about teeth. not even at their twice a year exams. anyway i learned a whole lot any was very shocked at the same time. all of our horses were cheap drunks. especially our newest mare who the equity dentist also a dvm gave her very little sedative and bless her heart she couldn't stand up on her own. Our 14 yo app who i have had nine years had severe ramps. they were horrible and still are. they are taking them down gradually do to an old facial injury. i found it really cool to be able to look into the backs of their mouths and be able to fill around. needless to say my guys now get their teeth checked twice a year and my app gets worked on every three months till his are corrected
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-20-2012, 08:11 PM
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I love them when they're drugged. Little miss Selena takes a double shot too to get fully knocked out, while Ruger just totally almost falls over with just one... Ruger's the best when he's drugged because he gets all snuggly and just kinda droops.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-23-2012, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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And apparently no one was worse for wear the next morning.

The lady I board with says ALL the horses were tearing around the pasture that following morning, and clearly feeling good. Stinkers....

She had 2 of hers worked on (the other 2 she does in the spring) and of course, Red got worked on.

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