Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
$400.00 does seem to be a bit much. Regardless, whether you have someone else do it or not, I would still have it done. Trust me, you don't want to deal with the bills should her teeth become impacted or infected. I have personally had to deal with this with my mother’s horse. She had bought him with horrible teeth, but showed no signs until it was too late and he ended up with a horrible sinus infection. I took care of him personally. After a month of 2 types of anti-biotics, several trips to the equine hospital and doing manual sinus cavity drains twice daily he finally cleared up. The dentist that took care of his teeth, did it with me present and explained everything that was wrong with his teeth – they were absolutely horrible. He had to do an entire re-alignment as opposed to a typical float. Poor guy ended up having to "re-learn" how to chew with his new teeth. Anyway, my point is, get her checked regardless, it can save a lot of pain, money and time in the long run.
"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle ~ Winston Churchill"