Possible mouth problems?
My gelding has a few things that seem odd to me.
a) he often takes mouthfuls of food (both hay and grain) and much of it falls out when he is chewing. He does not spit out partially chewed wads of food, it just falls out.
b) he drools. It's not a lot of drool, just strings of drool hanging from his lip when he is resting in his stall. His bottom lips tends to be droopy.
Before you jump to conclusions, I have had a VET look at his teeth, IT IS NOT HIS TEETH. These things don't seem like a huge problem to me, but the other boarders at the barn are constantly asking me about it so I am curious.
Has anyone met a horse who does these things? Personally, I just think my gelding is a sloppy eater and a bit of a slob. I don't think there is anything wrong with his health. I have only had him about 2 months and he has done these things that whole time.
Does anyone know of anything else that might cause these symptoms? (again, NOT HIS TEETH)
The basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.
He's of the color of the nutmeg and of the heart of the ginger.
His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch,
And his countenance enforces homage.
- William Shakespeare