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.