The impossible to float mare... what to do?
My 23 year old mare has amazing resistace to sedation to get floated. Last year my vet had to give her the max cocktail he could give and she fought the whole time, rearing, rushing forward - we basically wrestled her around the stall to just try and get some of the work done. She will stand drunk as a skunk until we start trying to work on her then the fight is on.
We can't keep doing that as I'm afraid one of us will get hurt.
My vet says he's never seen a horse like her and is thinking the only way we might be able to get it done is to lay her down like doing a field castration then work like crazy. Needless to say I'm worried about doing a dental like that. My vet isn't real wild about the idea either.
Anyone have any thoughts on how to get it done? Have you had to go to this extreme for a float? Would it be better just to let her teeth be since she is 23?