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I had my horse's teeth floated a few days ago but he wasn't sedated. Are horses normally sedated for this procedure? I watched the same guy do 3 other horses before he did mine, and he didn't sedate any of them. None of them fought him either.

Just out of curiosity, why do people sedate?

He didn't use power tools. And as for after, it's like having a completely different horse. He had trouble turning left before and collecting, but aside from muscle atrophy from how he had been carrying himself before from the pain, he's responding to everything I ask of him.

Hearing him grind those teeth down though.. ugh! It made me clench my jaw so hard it hurt! He also pulled out a wolf tooth. My horse was so relaxed during the whole thing, big sighs and his head was really low. It was awesome to watch, and the guy talked to us for two hours before he even did his teeth, just talking about how teeth affect their bodies, etc. Definitely something I will have done every year.
 
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