Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Teeth Float

Maddy got her teeth done today. I know how much I hate the dentist, so I can't imagine how much horses dislike this medieval torture. She did pretty well, a little skittish when Dr. Klugh approached. He wrote the book "Principles of Equine Dentistry," so I felt she was in pretty good hands. As she was rigged up, she kept giving me this look like "Why are you doing this to me?" Oh the guilt. The barn was full of groggy horses. We had 5 done today. As I was driving home, I realized that I just paid $248 for a teeth float without hesitation, but last week I was told I need new brake pads for $225. Horse comes first. The Jetta can wait. I am holding out for a few more weeks:-).

11 comments:

OnTheBit said...

Poor Maddie and all the torture she has to put up with! As for your breaks...I work in a vocational school and so I know that is a good place to go for routine stuff like break pads and oil changes for cheap. You only have to pay for parts. I have worked in two separate voc districts and in both the teacher is always right there when they are working on customer cars making sure everything is perfect. Just a thought. I had my kids do mine last year and with top of the line break pads that I bought myself it was only $110. I am with you and horses expenses always come first!

Kate said...

If they sedated me at the dentist, I'd feel a lot better about it!

Jean said...

At least you have your priorities straight. Then again, it would help to be able to stop the car.

I'm with the vocational school idea. If you have one in your area and they take outside work, it's a good option. I always took my car to the auto shop at school first. I always got a good job.

Lori Skoog said...

Wow...that is expensive. Back here we have it done for under $100. I have never seen a horse rigged up like that before.

Drillrider said...

I remember the first time I had a horse's teeth floated, the horse had tears streaming down it's face and so did I!!! Very traumatic!

We had an older vet that did mine here for $30/each. He retired though, so we are going to have someone else who doesn't charge an arm and a leg.

Ashley said...

Mine gets hers done on Monday! I havent seen it done since I got her in Jan and I am nervous!!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

I needed a brain MRI to figure out why I was having double vision and balked at the price. Then I spent double that to save my cat a few weeks ago without blinking. I totally get where you're coming from.

allhorsestuff said...

His head looked like Sundholm's!

Well, it is well worth it to have the experts precision in this field.
My sissy had a vet do Pantz's teeth, at the coast, that was not qualified and not good.(they all have license-but not all can accomplish the task)So, sometimes it is difficult to find a goodie. She does coe up here now!

I had someone else local do Wa once. She was cheaper in cost & only 15 minutes do Wa's teeth. I had paid $160 with an expert do it the time before. I did not think she did much. When I returned to the actual "qualified" dentist, the next year..it was like I waited 2 years!Pays to do some homework!

The shot of the horses standing there...grogged out, made me laugh!

REALLY Excited to go with you and stable to the BEACH!!!
KK

allhorsestuff said...

By Qualified..I mean Examiner level of tech!
KK

Fantastyk Voyager said...

My two horses just got their teeth floated last week. It's so funny when they are drugged up. Nadia was standing with her legs crossed for a while.

Grey Horse Matters said...

We recently got all our horses done too and it was just as expensive. Try your price times 8 horses. I hate the dentist too.

It would be nice if you got the brakes done so you can actually stop the car if need be though.