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    02-18-2009, 04:21 PM
Question Teeth floating, will it change his personality?

I'm getting my horse's teeth looked at today by the vet to see if they need to be floated. I don't know if he needs them done or not but I am curious about something...

It might sound like a silly question but I know that sometimes a cranky horse just needs it's teeth floated to calm it down a little. I guess being pain would make me a bit cranky too... My question is, would a horse sometimes act more sedate than it really is when it needs it's teeth done or does it usually just make them more cranky?

I just don't know if it works both ways... since I still have the horse on trial period to decide if I want it or not a personality change would make a lot of difference if he suddenly because a mean or irritable horse... if that makes any sense...
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    02-18-2009, 04:37 PM
From what I've experienced it will usually make them more cranky than calm if they need their teeth done. Having them done normally takes away the cranky attitude if they have one. Sometimes not though, it just depends on the horse. I've never really heard of a horse flip-flopping and being cranky afterwards. My mare was throwing her head constantly and absolutely just throwing a fit. Of course it made me mad until I watched her eating her grain one night and noticed she was chewing funny. Come to find out she had two wolf teeth that had come in and were bothering her. And wolf teeth aren't too common in mares. Anyway, we had her teeth floated and the wolf teeth pulled and she's been a total sweetheart since. It just really depends on the horse and if their teeth are really that bad. I've never really heard of them going from calm to cranky though. But I guess it just depends on the horse. Sorry I'm not much help..... :(
    02-18-2009, 06:37 PM
Green Broke
I have to agree, it usually makes a happier horse. Some horses, T is one, doesn't make any difference, she's always the same. Walka, always a happy guy afterward.
    02-18-2009, 09:46 PM
I figured it was a silly question. I just wanted to make sure that it only changed for the better.

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