Laz got his grill floated today!
It's been since September of 2008 since his last float because right before his 2nd was due, he got mega sick. So it's been put off until now and boy was he due!
Thanks to Miles's Mom for the reference for this equine dentist.
For those in Michigan, his name is Doug LaRose and he ROCKS!!!
He gets our rave review!
First off...big plus...No sedation!!!
Second plus..he was not only on time..he was early! The whole process took about 35 minutes.
Thirdly...he takes his time, he talks to the horse and encourages him through the process.
Way more gentle of a float than I've ever seen..and I've seen a lot.
He showed me that indeed Laz does have his wolf teeth removed and where he had hooks on his molars, etc etc. He also clipped his canines and filed them down. Doug was great about showing me what he was going to do-how it looked before and how it looked after. He was also very cool about me taking photos/video and answered all my questions.
What I LOVED about him was his process of how he does it.
He haltered him with his own halter/rope lead and when I offered how I could help, he said..."just watch the gate." LOL!
He started with Laz with no tools in his hand, and just rubbing his nose and forehead telling me he likes to establish his trust and their cues. Each time he switched tools or sides, he lightly rubbed the tool on Laz's nose telling him 'your good.' I appreciate that patience and communication.
If/when Laz wanted to move, Doug moved with him instead of yanking him down.
And a brief video of Doug in action with Laz