Overbite in 3 y/o Stud

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    02-21-2013, 04:35 PM
Question Overbite in 3 y/o Stud

Hello Everyone - Hoping this will be a good place to discuss this with others. I own breeding horses and this particular stud just turned 3 years old. He had a tiny bit of an overbite as a Jr horse but literally it wasn't even half a tooth always thought he had a look to him that he would have this - low and behold I checked him out and he has tooth width overbite - this horse is stunning and boasts top bloodlines and conformation of the breed. How bad is this bite in your opinion and should I be gelding him and sending him off to a new home to be shown by youth?

Appreciate any opinions.

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    02-21-2013, 04:37 PM
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    02-21-2013, 04:39 PM
That's a fairly significant parrot mouth. My TB gelding is also parrot mouthed, but it's not as bad as your colt's. It's also a genetic trait and can be passed on to foals, so your best bet is to geld him and send him to training.
    02-21-2013, 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
That's a fairly significant parrot mouth. My TB gelding is also parrot mouthed, but it's not as bad as your colt's. It's also a genetic trait and can be passed on to foals, so your best bet is to geld him and send him to training.

NEVER breed a parrot mouthed horse...he should be gelded BEFORE you sell him to make sure he isn't later bred. It's really a shame, but it's the responsible thing to do...
    02-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Not only that .. you need to look at WHERE HE GOT THAT MOUTH FROM.. if it's genetic, he likely received that lovely gift from his sire or dam...
    02-21-2013, 04:54 PM
Thank you for all opinions - luckily I do not own sire or dam and actually don't have any other horses on property of the same bloodline. But will inform the breeder .
    02-21-2013, 08:48 PM
Yes, parrot mouth in a breeding stud is a no-go. Germany is very particular in registering breeding studs for any registered breed, except for Thoroughbreds - if they can run, they can breed. Unless the have a parrot mouth - they don't get the necessary license to breed.
Sure is a pitty if everything else is right on your 3year old
    02-21-2013, 09:39 PM
I agree, geld him, and also inform who ever buys him.
This may cause problems in the future.
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    02-21-2013, 11:53 PM
Geld him. You don't want that passed down.

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