Question regarding teeth and teeth floating!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Question regarding teeth and teeth floating!

This is a discussion on Question regarding teeth and teeth floating! within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-28-2012, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
Question regarding teeth and teeth floating!

Making an an appointment for Oliver's teeth to get done, I meant to do it this summer and never got the extra money for it but now that I got my old job back a couple weeks ago I can pay in payments at least!

So my question....and this sound sreally careless and dumb for a person who's ridden for over 15 years, owned for over 5 years!

What teeth should not be in the horses mouth? I noticed Oliver has top and bottom small teeth that are not the molars and not the front teeth but singly in-between them....I'm pretty sure these are teeth that shouldn't be there and may be interfering with his bit but has no sore, rubs, not sensitive to the bit, head shy, or anything indcating it's bothering him in any way. He eats fine still but I can tell he needs some of them floated down!

Sponsored Links
    10-29-2012, 01:32 PM
The pointy ones that are in the space between the incisors (front teeth) and the molars are the canines. Most male horses do have them. The only teeth that "don't belong" are caps which are baby teeth which didn't shed properly as the mature molars grew in and "wolf teeth" that are basically an extra set of premolars (typically on the top arcade first set of teeth) that most vets will pull when they are babies.

Hopefully you have a great vet that is good with dental work. After the speculum is put on, ask to feel around his mouth so you truly get a visual on the condition of his teeth.
    10-29-2012, 02:06 PM
Green Broke
Explains a lot iv only owned mares!
Thank you! Mystery solved! I don't feel like a complete idiot

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teeth Floating? MAG1723 Horse Health 9 09-23-2012 05:07 PM
How Do You Know: Teeth Floating HorseMom1025 Horse Health 20 09-13-2012 10:12 AM
Sam's first teeth floating AQHSam Horse Health 7 02-02-2012 10:48 AM
Teeth floating toosexy4myspotz Horse Health 10 01-26-2012 12:19 PM
Floating the teeth IronRoseFarms Horse Talk 3 12-31-2008 11:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0