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How to tell the true age of a Belgian Draft Horse?

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    02-14-2012, 12:09 AM
Well that eases my worries some I'm so scared something is going to happen to him and I am already so attached.
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    02-14-2012, 12:11 AM
Yup, answer is staying the same. 95% sure they're old scars or harness sores. He looks young and fit, to me, not at all like an older horse would look.
    02-14-2012, 12:18 AM
Well thank you so much for all your help. I have been trying to make sure he stays in tip top shape he is getting his feet trimmed and his teeth floated this week. He has already stole my heart even though were just getting to know eachother.
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    02-14-2012, 12:35 AM
Your initial question was how to tell a horse's age - looking at their teeth.

Here's a link that shows the differences at different ages.

Determining Age of Horses by Their Teeth
    02-14-2012, 12:49 AM
That's interesting, a belgian I work with also has a perfectly circular white spot on her chest.. I've always wondered what it was from, but I guess an old scar makes sense.
    02-14-2012, 03:36 AM
Green Broke
The only way to tell the age of a horse is by thier teeth and even then once you get overr about 8yrs old it is an educated guess.
    02-15-2012, 09:21 PM
You can tell a horses age by his teeth.

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    02-17-2012, 02:03 AM
Teeth will tell his true age.. From his build he is over 8 years old..I can tell you he is a Blonde sorrel , has the Sabino gene ( his socks) he should have some white hairs mixed in his coat...being a blonde.. Most of these have lots of Farceur in the line...If their are brown spots on above his hocks.. Conqueror blood lines..nice to see a Belgian nice and plump like they should be...

    02-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Horses are always aged by their teeth unless they have papers or a brand defining their year of birth.

MAny horses have white hairs in them - especially the lighter coloured horses. My mare is a light bay and has many white hairs and she is only 8yrs old - I've owned her since she was weaned.

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