I just wanted to get your opinions/hear about your experiences with horses grinding their teeth.
One of my mares is somewhat nervous. She is easily excited and very attentive, however wonderfully curious and intelligent. It seems that recently (within the past year) she's developed a habit of grinding her teeth when she gets very excited or nervous.
One person told me that teeth grinding is a sure sign of ulcers (thus, when she is stressed (i.e excited or nervous) the ulcers flare up leading to pain and therefore her expressing this pain through grinding her teeth). Is this true? What else do you think it could mean?
I have not called a vet as I don't see it being necessary at the moment. It's not a daily or even weekly occurrence.