Originally Posted by Trinity3205
Actually, THAT hook on the corner tooth is normal although a little larger than usual ;) Horses get them typically at about age 7 11 15 etc etc as the tooth angle changes. You will often hear it called the 7 11 hook in relation to aging a horse by its teeth.
It "Could" be causing a problem but if you have ridden her previously to this successfully (since you have had her only 2 months) , id be looking elsewhere for problems such as back molars, saddle fitting issues which would be my top guess, bitting issues such as a low palette being jabbed by a single snaffle link or so forth. This hook did not form overnight.
An example of an 11 year old hook. http://www.saddleupnebraska.com/wp-c...2/teeth017.jpg
I have never seen a horse with hooks like that. Of all of the horses I have looked at in the mouth, their teeth never had a slight hook. It was sharp, and completely unacceptable to me. I am working on getting a dentist out, but we just had to pay a vet bill for 4 horses
She'll be working in a rope halter until her teeth are done. I've been using one of the myler ported bits, the very small ones. I believe it is the one that is legal for dressage. She does have a low palette, so I stayed away from the jointed snaffles.
When it comes to the saddle, she acted fine in it until I started asking for turns, where I think is when the bit would bother her.