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Friday Feature: Dentist (Equine)

This week’s letter is D.  If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Coaching (Horse Riding).

If Your Horse is Avoiding the bit, it could be a Tooth Issue

An equine dentist is a very specialised person in the horse industry.  If someone is carrying out work on horse teeth, they either need to be a qualified veterinarian, or a qualified equine dental technician.

The horse’s teeth generally need to be floated every 6 – 12 months.  In light of this, a full time dentist will need to have many clients to keep them consistently in work.  This may also provide the opportunity or need to travel interstate or internationally to build up a decent client base.

Their job will generally involve:

  • Checking over a horse’s teeth and rasping back any sharp edges
  • It could also however include removing teeth and needing to administer a sedative to relax a horse
  • A lot of travelling to horse properties


If you’re interested in this area of horse care as a potential equine career to pursue, you may be interested in the other posts on this blog:

“Love is… paying a $500 vet bill for a horse worth $50.” – Author unknown

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