Saturday, February 16, 2008

Going to the, the dentist comes to us!

Today was the day the equine dentist came to take care of the horses.  Yep, a horse dentist. 

Have you ever had dental problems or TMJ?  Well, horses can have those problems, too.  They can have lots of problems.  Sometimes if a horse has "attitude" it's because  their mouth is sore.  If the bit hurts rubs on their wolf teeth, they can break off.  They can get sharp hooks on their teeth which causes sores in the mouth.  They may not be able to chew properly and so their food ends up on the ground instead of in their bellies.  If you're lucky, all the horse needs is to just have their wolf teeth removed.  Anyway, just like it's a good idea to have your teeth checked a couple times a year, it's a good idea to do the same for your horse.

So we had the equine dentist come today.  He got quite a work out.....four adult horses and one yearling.  Here are some of the pictures of him working with DD10's horse, Sunshine.


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