This is me the last time I had my teeth done. It has been several years since I have seen the dentist. The DOR had to wait until she was sure the sedation would not effect my recovery. I like the dentist, I loooove the goofy shot, and even though I don't get a lollipop I do get a nice bowl of treats when I sober up.
As you can see from this photo there are a whole lot of teeth in a horse's mouth. It is important that they be taken care of. A sharp teeth could cut the soft tissue in a horse's mouth which effect how they eat. I personally want nothing to interfere with my eating ability, I have to maintain my He Man Gelding physic at all times. King Henry is also going to get his teeth looked at. The old mountain goat probably needs work, rumor has it in his younger days he used to chew up rocks and spit them out like watermelon seeds at a misbehaving horse or human. He tolerated no shenanigans in his line of riders. Good thing he wasn't here when Fernie was around, he would have spent his day doing nothing put shooting small rocks at that horse.
Hopefully this year the dentist will have lollipops or mints for treats.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!