Floating horses teeth is not painful for the horse. The portion of tooth that is above the gumline is insensitive. The horse feels the pressure and the vibiration, but no pain. What we need to deal with is the horses fear. We have to teach them that we can do a very unusual and scary procedure without hurting them. It is simply a matter of getting them to deal with their fear and understand that they will not be disiplined for being frightened.
Bite Realigement (Incisor Reduction) - The theory is, that the horse being fed processed food (Hay and Grain) verses pasture, wil cause excess wear to the Molars and not enough wear to the Incisors. This causes the Incisors to be too long. So to remedy this, the Incisors need to be shortened or reduced. Two things are constant in a horses mouth; First - the teeth erupt at the same rate that they wear, so if they are not wearing they are not erupting, Second - an onopposed tooth (the opposing tooth top or bottom is missing) will super erupt. In other words, if a horse is missing a tooth, the tooth opposite it will get longer and longer. So, if the Molars were getting excess wear they would supererupt, but IF the Molars were to short, they would not be in contact, or occlusion, so they would not get sharp edges so they wouldn't need floating.
Pricing veries according to the distance from Hastings, a basic Exam and Float in a 20 mile radius of Hastings is $80 than it goes up in $10 increments for each 20 mile increase.