Need input on dental work for older (quidding) horse
Should an older horse whose molars are getting flatter, and who is quidding hay, be floated twice a year the same as before? I've heard two sides of this.
Vets seem to say, leave them alone, they need what they have, dentists tend to remove too much, making things harder for the horse ultimately.
Dentists say, they actually could use dental visits MORE often, and because the science of a horse's dentition is that it's dynamic and always changing, just because they can't grind hay like they used to doesn't mean they shouldn't get floated as often.
We do have a horse who seemed to quid worse after the dentist floating last year. Discussed this with the dentist and he launched into 30 minutes about why that was, and why he needs to keep treating the horse on the same schedule as opposed to less often.
I'm a little worried about how to handle this and am confused by all the different inputs. Can anyone help shed more light on this subject?