Thank you! I know what you mean...about if there is a problem, it would be better if it was a vet because at least he could follow up. My vet did my other mini, charged $120. The farrier/equine dentist yesterday charged $30. I know, I know..."you get what you pay for"
but this farrier/equine dentist (he is not *just* a farrier, I want to reiterate that) did my neighbors' show horse for the past 20 years and she is the one who recommended him to me.
From what I understand, and I know darn well I can be VERY wrong, LOL, is that equine dentists spend a long time just studying the mouth and teeth whereas vets spend a shorter time studying that.
I will give you an example, the first one I can think of. I occasionally get botox between my eyebrows. I have friends that will ONLY go to a plastic surgeon for this. They are paying a premium because his time and office is worth a lot of money. However, the surgeon usually only does it (meaning is available for botox patients)one day a week. The spa that I go to, the woman does it every day, all day long. I feel more comfortable going to her than to a PS, and I pay less, too.
Anyway, I am not saying I won't use a vet next time, but I am not 100% sold on the idea. I am curious as to how others feel about this. I may start a new post on the horse health forum.
Thank you again for your input!