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    03-16-2014, 10:33 PM
  #1
Foal
How old is this horse? *Pics of teeth*

Vet says 5 or 6 , trainer says 15-18 . Everybody is telling me different things and im getting beyond confused . She was a rescue , very under weight and malnourished when I got her . Used to chew wood , A LOT . Im sick of everyone telling me different things , what are your guys opinion on her age ?
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    03-17-2014, 12:29 AM
  #2
Weanling
Those look like older horse teeth to me. Hard to pinpoint the age, but I would not say this horse is 5-6 years old.
     
    03-17-2014, 12:38 AM
  #3
Foal
Why would the vet say 5-6 ? I thought vets knew what they were talking about lol
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    03-17-2014, 12:59 AM
  #4
Weanling
This is a great resource with lots of pictures to compare to: G2842 Determining Age of Horses by Their Teeth | University of Missouri Extension
As they get older, the tops of their teeth (cups) get worn down, which exposes the darker color rings. This explains it better than I can

Other than that, there's Galvayne's groove, on the last tooth of the front teeth (upper third incisor). It appears at 10, halfway down at 20, then starts to disappear from the top. Bottom half only at 25, then gone again by 30.
Both my horses had questionable ages when we got them-- We were told my gelding was around 24 and the vet aged him at 11-12
Looking at your girl, just from the pictures, I would put her between the two estimations. Not considering her overall look, and somewhat fuzzy idea of where Galvayne's is, I'd put her somewhere between 10ish to 13ish? Someone jump in if I'm wrong, though! Use that website, you have the ability to look at her in person and tell a lot better
     
    03-17-2014, 01:37 AM
  #5
Yearling
Yep we need to see the biting surface and see the whole tooth to the gums in the side shots. This horse appears to be aged but biting surfaces will help pinpoint.
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    03-17-2014, 02:11 AM
  #6
Banned
Yep......20+ the vet would make a poor horse trader.
     
    03-17-2014, 02:15 AM
  #7
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Originally Posted by alorabuote    
Vet says 5 or 6 , trainer says 15-18 . Everybody is telling me different things and im getting beyond confused . She was a rescue , very under weight and malnourished when I got her . Used to chew wood , A LOT . Im sick of everyone telling me different things , what are your guys opinion on her age ?
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Originally Posted by LemonZeus    
This is a great resource with lots of pictures to compare to: G2842 Determining Age of Horses by Their Teeth | University of Missouri Extension
As they get older, the tops of their teeth (cups) get worn down, which exposes the darker color rings. This explains it better than I can

Other than that, there's Galvayne's groove, on the last tooth of the front teeth (upper third incisor). It appears at 10, halfway down at 20, then starts to disappear from the top. Bottom half only at 25, then gone again by 30.
Both my horses had questionable ages when we got them-- We were told my gelding was around 24 and the vet aged him at 11-12
Looking at your girl, just from the pictures, I would put her between the two estimations. Not considering her overall look, and somewhat fuzzy idea of where Galvayne's is, I'd put her somewhere between 10ish to 13ish? Someone jump in if I'm wrong, though! Use that website, you have the ability to look at her in person and tell a lot better
Thanks for the help, I tried to find a picture but am not too good at loading down stuff like that.
Look at those bottom teeth again, poor angle but I can see those babys are pretty worn down......over 20 if a day!
     
    03-17-2014, 03:19 AM
  #8
Foal
You think she's over 20 .. ?
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    03-17-2014, 04:03 AM
  #9
Started
No. My mare is 19 her teeth are more angled and the grove is almost as grown out (she is 18-20 but I think 19 is a good guess). I would say just bad teeth and mid teens.

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Here is a couple of horses with a dirty teeth. It would be hard to read just from the grove.


     
    03-17-2014, 04:17 AM
  #10
Green Broke
Not 20 . I would guess by the pics and the cups 9-13 .
The fact that she was wood chewer could age her teeth.
Kiger ... if on your mare, the groove is missing at the top of the tooth is an indicator of an age
Closer to mid twenties, could not see because of the red lines.
When a horse reaches 30 the groove is more or less gone the teeth are almost > shaped
     

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