I voted once a year. My vet does a power float and it really fixes any issues, so I don't see the need for doing it more often. My guys have pretty "normal" teeth, so that probably makes a difference as well.
I have my girls done once a year (usually in the fall)........barring any unexpected issues. But her teeth are also checked during her spring shots/check-up appointment (I split the shots, so I have my vet do a full check-up, eyes, teeth, etc., at the first spring visit).
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I checked "other". My horses are always checked by the vet when a Coggins test is pulled. If they are sharp, then they are floated then. I check them myself after six months and have the vet refloat if needed.
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Milo gets his done once a year in the winter. Bless my vet, his office really doesn't coordinate things well- they offer a 20% off for floats in the winter because buisness is usually slower- but that means my vet gets more float appointments, and in the dead of winter, wet hands are not fun!
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Checked annually, done as required. Older horses usually done annually, but sometimes they go two years and sometimes they need an extra one in six months. Younger horses usually go two, sometimes three years.
They are checked by a pro (equine dentist or vet, depending on which I'm using for teeth ) every spring and by me (yes, I know how ) in the fall at least (and any time I think I might be seeing signs of a problem). They are floated whenever they need it: rarely (for my two) more than once a year (baby needed a 6-month job once as a 3 y/o, and Jude had a 6-month one a few years back - but in that case, the vet who did the first float didn't do a very good job), and often not for 18-24 months.
It really does depend on the horse, though - I've known horses with "normal" teeth who very much needed to be done routinely every six months, and that's not to mention the horses who have alignment issues and may need to be touched up even more often. And on the other hand, Jude, when younger, went 5 YEARS without needing a float, and I trained a horse once whose owner couldn't ever recall have had his teeth done (she'd owned him for upwards of 10 years), and when I had him was just at that "Yeah, they should be done soon-ish, but it's not a rush" stage.
I definitely vote for having teeth CHECKED every 6 months, though - and then floated when the checks indicate they need it.
Kai is done every 6 months, so Gambler is checked every 6 months. Kai gets horrible ulcers and very aggitated (rightfully so!) if he goes more than 7 or 8 months without being floated, and he does have "normal" teeth. Typically Gam only needs it yearly, but this year he's going to need to be done twice.
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