“An accomplished horseman”
Gamston Wood is a full livery yard offering schooling, rehabilitation and coaching.
David has been a key player in assisting us with behavioural problems, managing loss of weight, assisting young horses with growing teeth as well has helping the veteran horses on the yard.
Over the years I have trained apprentices, with whom David has encouraged to assist, advised and given confidence too as well as educated.
David is also an accomplished horseman, calming the most nervous as well as persuading the less helpful, often going out of his way to provide help that’s needed.
There has never been a complaint or a criticism from myself or my owners for his outstanding service, only gratitude when a horse’s welfare and way of going is improved.
BHS stage 3 coach, stage 4 care and management.
“David is an excellent dentist”
Thanks David you’re a star!
Flawborough Equine Rehabilitation Centre
“Conscientious, reliable and always does a quality job.”
BHS Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship
“It made a big difference”
John Cornwall's veteran made all under Ben Poste, and a fine round of jumping secured a nine-length win as well as a ninth success over fences.
The trainer felt a visit from the equine dentist had worked wonders. He said: "Last Monday David Waters came in and treated his teeth and it made a big difference.
"Once he gets in a rhythm he'll jump all day long - that's his strong point. He just loves doing it."
Extract from article by David Baxter
“We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend”
kMatrix Data Services Limited
“Reliable and professional”
David has also given up his free time voluntarily to work on abandoned and neglected horses ranging from Shires to Shetlands which come through our charity which is greatly appreciated. David works tirelessly to perform first class dental work on every equine patient and I cannot speak highly enough of him.
Janice Dixon. B. Vet Med MRCVS
Chair of Help for Horses UK
“Great knowledge and horsemanship”
From my point of view, it’s reassuring the way he explains what he is doing.
“Thank you David, you worked a miracle.”
As a foal, yearling, and 2-year-old he was so easy to handle and good to do in all ways.
At 3 years old we tried to put a head collar on him if took us a week. We then started to bit him, NO Chance!
Having given this problem some thought we decided it must be his teeth. We rang David he came out and found a mouth full of horrors. 4 capped molars, 2 wolf teeth and a front tooth that had grown backwards. After an hour of hard work all the problem teeth were removed.
WOW what a difference, within 24 hours we could put a head collar on. We started bitting him and he was broken in within 3 weeks and has never looked back. He is now 4.
Thank you David, you worked a miracle.
Richard & Claire Chandler
“Extensive equine dental knowledge”
Hannah Kelly B.Vet.Med. CertAVP MRCVS
Wood Farm Vets
“Very pleased with the results”
David has been with us for many years seeing to the individual needs of each horse.
Here at Banham Zoo now we only keep Suffolk horses now, as they are our east Anglian breed and are also critically endangered, like many of the different animals in our care here at Banham.
We use the horses to advertise and promote the Zoo as well as educate the public of the plight of the Suffolk Horse.
So, our horses, 11 in total, need the very best in Dental farriery, and veterinary care.
And I am very happy to say that David has provided exactly that over the many years he has been looking after our horses.
Not only is David a fountain of knowledge on horse dentistry but is also very professional with it and very approachable with any questions we have.
All in all, we have used David as our equine Dentist for many years and we are very pleased with the results, well done David.
Head Horseman Banham Zoo Norfolk.
“The ultimate professional.”
He will take the time to explain the treatment the horse requires. On examination of the horse he will only carry out work that is both necessary and beneficial to the horse.
“Always done a good job.”
“Works in a professional manner”
Dave always works in a professional manner and is someone I highly recommend.
“David offers a very experienced professional service”
Show Horse Judge & Ex Producer