Racing and the racing industry is my real passion,I live and breathe it,not betting but just the horses there breeding etc, it fascinates me.
I work for a good few trainers doing teeth and have just started to make inroads into Newmarket where I visit once a month at present.
If you are a private horse owner I am still more than happy to come out and treat your horse, I travel different areas on different days so please feel free to give me a call and I can book you in at a mutually agreeable time.
Our transport services operate from Staxton, near the racing town of Malton, in North Yorkshire and travel to all racecourses and studs throughout the UK and Europe.
My name is Chris Napthine, I was born in Yorkshire in 1977, and have been a country boy all my life.
For years I was a sheep shearer in all parts of the UK, and also spent a number of years in New Zealand doing it, and have grown up with cattle, sheep and horses.It was whilst doing this in Scotland that I saw a horse dentist at work and through a boring set of chance encounters and acquaintances I set out on the long road of training,courses and exams that lead me to where I am today,I strive to be the very best I can at dentistry and I’m very committed to keeping up-to-date with all new techniques and equipment as so I attend as many training course that I can.
I love my country sports and shooting,I won the 410 world championships at my first attempt so I’m quite lucky to have some natural ability and of course i love my Horse Racing, and I own a thoroughbred filly that is currently in training. I purchased her with a lot of dental problems that I have fixed myself, and she is a half sister to group winner Frederick Engles and the very decent handicapper Colonel Mak. She has come along very nicely since I completed her dental work, and as a result she has turned into an absolutely stunning filly. I have a new mare also now and both their details are under the bloodstock and breeding tab.
I can honestly say I love my job, it gives me great satisfaction and for that I am very grateful!
Although this is a small affair compared to most operations, we do have high hopes and future goals.
We currently have two Broodmares -
The first is a half-sister to the high class and group winning 2yr old Frederick Engels who then went on to be sold to Hong Kong for £1.5 million. She is a 4 year old and in foal to Monsieur Bond who is a nice Stallion out of Danehill Dancer, she is due her first foal on the 6th March 2013 and the foal will hopefully head to the December Tattersalls foal sale 2013.
The second Mare is very flash in looks and breeding, and is by the superstar Sire Red Ransom, and also her Dam’s Sire is the highly regarded Broodmare Sire, Sinndar. She is a maiden and her Sire for 2013 is not decided yet but we will try to find some early classy speed for her and hope for the best.
If possible in the 2012 December foal sales we are going to try pick up a couple of cheap foals and try our luck going forward with them then head to the yearling sales.
All our veterinary care is done by Peter Hynes from Yorkshire Equine Practice, who I consider one of the top thoroughbred vets in the UK and is also a good friend.
Racing advice is taken from trainer Lawrence Mullaney of Malton, a fantastic young trainer and certainly one that’s going places and I also am pleased to say he is a good friend
Anybody reading this and needing one of the above services then I can highly recommend all three of them as top-class professionals.
I will try to keep this updated as much as I can and any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Chris on 07783 139 574
or email - email@example.com
As part of a normal routine visit I will perform a full external and then inter oral exam on the horse, discussing any findings with the owner or agent, I will fully explain the treatment(s) that may be needed to be carried out, with the use of battery powered diamond coated power tools a full balance of the arcades and reduction of the buccal and lingual enamel cusps and focal overgrowths (within reason) the rostral profiling of the first pre-molars and reduction of ETR are all included in a basic charge, also removal of deciduous Capps/fragments as well.
A full and comprehensive dental chart is filled out for every horse with both the owner/trainer and myself retaining a copy for record keeping.
I don’t generally take out wolf teeth unless under veterinary sedation due to the closeness of the Paletine artery and the high risk of snapping the teeth off and leaving uncomfortable fragments behind that neither you or him will thank me for and more importantly for the welfare of the horse. I also am not a crash test dummy for crazy horses, I do work in a calm manner but I will not make excuses for lack of manners as I’m sure you would not like either of us to be injured, if your horse needs sedating for any of these reasons we will contact your veterinary surgeon and re-book another appointment.
I don’t at present charge a call-out fee or fuel money, if you do have a single horse the wait maybe longer. I have a normal charge for a routine float and balance and extra is generally charged for remedial work and wolf tooth/retained cap extractions. Racing yards are all priced the same at my standard racing tariff which can be discussed at the time of contact.
All charges are plus VAT at the standard rate and a full VAT invoice will be given.
We work in and around Yorkshire and have an extensive list of clients ranging from trainers to show jumpers.
The best way to contact me is either by call or text to 07783139574
Equine dentistry is extremely important to every horse owner and for the welfare of the horse. From the one horse owner who enjoys hacking a few times a week to the top class event rider or racehorse trainer.
Regular visits from Yorks Equine will this increase the life of the teeth and often the horse, and will ensure that the horse is free from dental pain and that its performance and quality of life are maximised.