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I am trying to observe 2m social distancing wherever possible, so please try to keep your distance. Please ensure only one person is in attendance for your appointment. I am happy to handle your horse/s alone, please allow me to do this, I will explain clearly what I am doing as usual. If you could present your horse in a head collar that would be most helpful. I am happy to set up and clear away my own equipment, please do not try to help. As always, I will be wearing gloves, and mask and using high level surface disinfectants. Your understanding in joining with me as part of the National effort to minimise transmission of COVID -19 is greatly appreciated.


Mark Thorne has been doing the Equine dentistry work on my horses for over 15 years . He is incredibly professional and knowledgeable in this field and I have every faith in him looking after my horses teeth. I regularly import horses from Ireland and their teeth can be badly in need of his help . He is very calm with the horses and deals with any problems efficiently and no fuss. I cannot recommend him highly enough in my experience he is the best Equine Dental Technician in the North by a long way.
Helen Bell, former international british event coach
I have known Mark for around twenty years, since he first came to my rescue when my horse at the time suddenly began to be unable to eat. Mark diagnosed a large diastema, undertook immediate remedial work, and had resolved the problem in just a few months. I have always been very impressed with his professionalism, the quality of his work and with his desire for continuing professional development, meaning that he is aware of all the current technical and theoretical advancements in his field, keeping him at the forefront of UK Equine Dentistry. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Mark is an integral and vital part of the team of professionals that ensure that both my competition horses and the other horses in my care receive the highest standard of treatment the best practitioners.
Sarah Tubbs, MSc Professional Practice in Sports Coaching, Level 4 British Showjumping Coach, Coach Educator, Para Showjumping Coach, Centre 10 Accredited Coach, BHSAI IntSM
Been using Mark for many years and wouldn’t use anyone else.
Lara, Lancashire
Happy mare! Thank you.
Kirstie, North Yorkshire
Been using Mark's services for 5 years. Our old pony has a perfect mouth because of yearly check ups. Our new horse had problem wolf teeth that Mark advised removal of. One was fragmented and had resealed itself. Could have caused terrible trouble. Wouldn't use anyone else.
Honor, Cumbria
Excellent dentistry friendly and explains everything trust him totally with my mare
Joan, Tyne and Wear
Having a horse with a pathological mouth has been a huge learning curve for me; There are horse dentists, then there are experts who stand head and shoulders above the rest. I'm a good way from Marks usual area of service, so I did have to go on a waiting list. I can only say that he is by far the best Equine Dentist I have had on the yard. He took the time to examine my horse in intricate detail, treated her with patience and care, and gave me sound advice for her continued dental regime. If you need a first class professional or a sound second opinion, then I would definitely talk to Mark
Liz, United Kingdom
I started using Mark as a dentist after a bad experience with another dentist and now I wouldn't use anyone else! Mark is professional, reliable and has a lovely way with the horses and I know what a nightmare my horse can be! Thanks again!
Steph, UK
Great service as always, informed me of every step throughout and explained fully what was carried out and the reasons why. My vet was on sight for sedation at the time of treatment full communication was given and received. Happy horse throughout and a happy relaxed owner
Miss, Cleveland
Mark was patient, thorough, professional and informative and therefore highly recommended. Thank you!
Anne, North Lancashire
Mark was recommended to me by someone working at my feed merchant a few years ago. He is amazing with my ponies, even the tiny one which didnt like dentists. I wanted a qualified horse dentist who used up to date equipment but also who had empathy for the horses (& owner). That's what I found.
Sarah, North Yorkshire
Mark has looked after my horses teeth for many years, he is an expert in his field and a true professional. I would say he is second to none, his knowledge and the care he gives is far superior to anyone I used before meeting him. I highly recommend his services.
Sylvia, Berwickshire
I couldn't recommend Mark highly enough. He has done our horses for a few years. At his last visit he did my newest horse, a nine year old ex-racehorse. Mark told me his teeth were in a terrible state. He had endless patience, even though his patient was very unco-operative, he worked for what seem an age and said he thought we would soon see a big difference in this horse. It is a month now since Mark's visit and Henry is quite literally a different horse. He eats virtually twice as much of his hay, he works better under saddle and has had a complete personality change! He has gone from being unco-operative and generally a grump, not very nice to be around horse to being a joy to deal with. He is a happy generous character now the discomfort in his mouth has been relieved. I have Mark to thank for transforming him!
Chloe, Tyne and Wear
Excellent professional service every time
Claire, Berwickshire
Mark carried out the first dental check on my daughters young pony. The service he provided was excellent, prompt, knowledgeable, efficient, all at a reasonable price. I was concerned how our pony would react to seeing the dentist, but Mark was patient and reassuring, the whole experience could not have gone any smoother. Mark provided advice and guidance throughout the examination, much to my daughters delight, she found out much more about horses teeth during this time than she would ever have done by reading a book. We were given very good advice about a hidden wolf tooth too. Thank you very much.
Nadia, County Durham
I have used Mark's services for several years and found him to be an exemplary equine dentist. Always professional, explaining everything in detail and dealing with my lovely horse in an understanding way. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Judith, Scottish Borders
Very professional service. My horse was a good girl and relaxed at all times in his presence. Mark showed me all the work he had done and explained things. I would definitely recommend Mark to others.
Angie, North Yorkshire
Mark has been treating my horse since 2009 and has given the best service ever. He is knowledgeable and professional.
Rebecca, North Yorkshire
Mark is a very experienced equine dentist, I understand with 28+ yrs practice under his belt. Mark provided a first class professional service and was very caring about my horses throughout the treatment. He explained what he needed to do and was very clear about the whole process. I would highly recommend.
John, Cumbria
Very thorough. Recommended.
Heather, Cumbria
Mark is always friendly, polite, professional and very knowledgeable. He is very patient and has an excellent manner with the horses. I would highly recommend him.
Victoria, North Yorkshire
Mark is 100% reliable , very knowledgeable and good at communicating any problems. He is good with the horses and always takes time. I would highly recommend.
Diana, Northumberland
Such a professional, fantastic, would not have any other equine dentist. His knowledge is second to none.
Julie, UK
Great service . Total professional very happy to recommend to anyone.
Alison, North Yorkshire
Mark was recommended to us and has impressed us first with his calm and professional approach. He worked with a horse who became difficult and dealt with him tactfully. Our other horse quickly trusted him despite quite a lengthy procedure necessitated by previous poor treatment from another Equine Dentist.
Gerry, North Yorkshire
Thoroughly professional and good with the horses
Alison, N Yorks
Mark has been looking after my two horse for 3 years now. He is extremely professional and has the horses needs at the forefront. He doesn't just consider the horses mouth, but works holistically considering the horses age and long term needs. I would never use anyone else.
Suzanne, Lancashire
Mark was recommended to me by a friend & neighbour some years ago when we were having teeth problems with a welsh B mare that we had bred, who was used for Showing and Dressage. He quickly rectified serious problems left behind by others, and the pony soon became much more settled in her mouth and consistent to the contact. He has since then visited us annually or 6 monthly, if needed for youngsters. Always brilliant with the ponies. Even winning querky ones over who started out needing sedation to them standing throughout the whole procedure without any form of sedation at all. Always would recommended him to others without hesitation.
Joe, North Yorkshire
Mark is an exceptional professional full of passion for his craft. My ex racer and I were very lucky to meet him over 8 years ago and would never part with him. It's a rare pleasure to meet someone with such ability and talent in their profession and I appreciate that very much.
Gill, Lancashire
Mark was recommended to me as the best in the Country and although I am out of his area, he was kind enough to to come and examine my mare with a pathological mouth. The standard of work and practical help and useful advice was no less than excellent and I would urge anyone who has a horse with a problematic mouth to seek him as first opinion
Liz, Cheshire
Wouldn't use any other dentist. Only the best for my horse and Mark is the best. Came out last thing at night to ensure my horse was seen immediately when he was having trouble with his teeth. Very professional and explains everything. Highly recommend him if you want the best care for your horse.
Jessica, Cleveland
I can not recommend Mark Thorne highly enough! A brilliant job done today on a nervous pony. Thanks Mark for putting our minds at rest 😊
Julie, Tyne and Wear
I'd thoroughly endorse Mark, he's punctual and professional and manages to cope kindly with my somewhat fractious horse.
Sue, Northumberland
I've used Mark for about 16 years now and he has always been very professional, prompt and given excellent service along with being a thoroughly nice guy
Carole, North Yorkshire
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