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post #1 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Would this be safe?

My horse hasnt been ridden in awhile and Im wondering if this is OK to do. He needs to see the equine dentist but its roughly 6 miles up the road. I was thinking about walking him up there and back. He's 12 years old and very sound. If the weather isnt extreme, do you think he could handle it?
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 05:29 PM
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I'd work him just a bit first. Is he road safe?
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 06:01 PM
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Probably not safe for the way back if he undergoes any sedation. Definitely not safe for you to ride even at a walk. I would talk to the dentist maybe he'll come to you? Or has a trailer you could borrow?
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 06:08 PM
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^ I agree with the above comment.
Especially since he is most likely to be put under sedation, it would take you a very long time until he is back to normal. I would get the equine dentist to come to you ! Mine usually does..
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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The appointment is on sunday and I wont be getting home until saturday, I wont have any time to work him, but he is road safe.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-13-2009, 06:31 PM
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most dentists around here don't use sedation. Unless the dentist is also a vet they arent legally allowed to administed and drugs. 6 miles seems a little far. You also have to keep in mind how hard pavement is on a horses hooves.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-17-2010, 10:27 PM
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Unless there is something really wrong inside the mouth you shouldnt need sedation, unless they are using power tools and I would stay away from those.
Normally the dentist comes to you.
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-17-2010, 10:46 PM
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what a hike!

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My horse hasnt been ridden in awhile and Im wondering if this is OK to do. He needs to see the equine dentist but its roughly 6 miles up the road. I was thinking about walking him up there and back. He's 12 years old and very sound. If the weather isnt extreme, do you think he could handle it?
My thought is that if you are asking...you may already have valid reservations. Twelve miles may be a bit of a hike for the both of you. No one knows better than you if your horse can handle it...go with what you know!!!

If you must, perhaps you can bring a buddy?

Perhaps if you communicate with the dentist (s)he can come to you?

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-18-2010, 08:28 AM
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Hey guys, this is from November and it looks like the appt has come and gone...
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