So I'll start when I first saw Lakota aka Touch the Clouds. It was Early June and I had had my Paint filly for 2 months. I thought I was going to die without having a horse to ride. I pulled into my trainers driveway and saw him standing in a pen, gorgeous and huge. I couldn't take my eyes off him. After an episode where his previous owner came in and grabbed his nose and held it closed and said"'I could hold his nose closed for 5 minutes so he can't breathe'" I knew I needed that horse and he needed me. So on Father's Day, my mom took my money out of the bank account and purchased him while I was out of town. I started riding him and I could tell right away something was wrong with him. He constantly fought pressure on his mouth.
Fast forward to July 6th...10am. The dentist was over and Lakota was the first horse up. She sedated him and he was the most doped up horse with a normal dose and he weighs 1300lbs, we were all laughing at him. She checked his mouth and announced that he had never had his teeth looked at before in his 5 years. She rated his mouth a 6 out of 9...9 being the worst. He had many sharp points and a cheek laceration(when she say she went, "O wow, he's got a big hole in his cheek.") That was 2 days ago so I'm still resting him. Tonight I'm heading to the stables to clean some private pens and brush him up and love on him.