Scary Dentist Experience
Today, my gelding (15yo) had to get his teeth done. We decided to try a different person because the guy we were using before automatically sedates the horse. Since Ash is getting older, we wanted to try with out sedation.
Since I was at school, I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I guess the dentist didn't take the cribbing collar off Ash before he started his teeth. The collar was cutting of his breathing and my horse had a little panic attack. He completely stopped breathing and fainted. The took off his cribing collar and called the vet. I guess he was only out for a second, but he took a huge breath when the collar came off. Thankfully, my horse was in his stall, so there was lots of bedding to cushion him, but the chiro is coming out tomorrow to do him and my other horse. The vet said he was fine. He didn't hurt himself when he fell. I don't really like to put a cribbing collar on any ways, but we have to at the place we board. It wasn't as tight as it could go, so the dentist must've had his head at a wierd angle. I feel so bad for my horse, and I will definately be there the next time he gets his teeth done (6 months from now)