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    12-13-2008, 11:13 AM
  #1
Green Broke
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My horse just got her wolf teeth pulled yesterday morning, and from what I've been hearing from everyone (equine dentist included), they say it should be okay to ride her later on today as long as I'm very soft in my hands so that I don't make her mouth sore. I have my weekly lesson scheduled for later on this evening but I'm torn...

Has anyone else ever had your horse's wolf teeth pulled, and how long did you wait to ride him/her again? I don't want to hurt her, I obviously gave her all yesterday off because she had just had them done...she's a pretty tough cookie but that had to have hurt! Also, I'm thinking that if I do ride her today, maybe I should use a rubber bit or something less severe???

Thoughts??
     
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    12-13-2008, 11:41 AM
  #2
Yearling
Personally, I wouldn't ride a horse for a couple of days after having wolf teeth pulled. Having had multiple teeth pulled myself when I was younger and had to have braces, I can tell you that the gums remain sore for a while.
     
    12-13-2008, 02:43 PM
  #3
Showing
I think you should wait a few days to ride, in case her mouth is sore. :)
     
    12-13-2008, 02:47 PM
  #4
Showing
I usually wait a day or so but some of the people I've ridden with have done it on the same day with no ill effects. The rubber bit doesn't help at all, just go lightly or use a bosal.
     
    12-13-2008, 03:00 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I waited a week before riding with a bit. Talk to your trainer and see if you can have a lesson using a bitless, sidepull, or just a halter with reins clipped on the side. Have a flat lesson just working on your position or something simple like softening her to riding without a bit. Or, have a lunge line lesson! You're never too old nor too advanced for a good no stirrup or bareback lunge line lesson .
     
    12-13-2008, 03:38 PM
  #6
Foal
When my horse had her teeth pulled I waited for about 4 days until I started riding her again. I just thought that if I had a tooth pulled I wouldn't want to have something in my mouth!
     
    12-13-2008, 05:42 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Thanks everyone! The lunge line lesson is a GREAT idea! That way she doesn't lose a day of getting out and stretching her legs (and getting a workout!) But I don't risk causing her any pain in case her mouth is still sore...thanks!
     
    12-13-2008, 11:04 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Update: Went up to the barn tonight and asked my trainer about just lunging her, so that's what we did...we put the saddle on her but no bridle, just her halter, and worked on her balance while lunging I'll see if she feels up to a ride tomorrow night, but for now at least I know she got some exercise today without making her mouth more sore than it may already be! That was great advice, luvs2ride, thank you!
     
    12-14-2008, 02:12 AM
  #9
Super Moderator
Mine was not being ridden yet when I had his pulled. But I remember how shocked I was when they showed them to me, I had never seen them before... these teeny tiny little nubs and then when the pulled them they were itty bitty.... I saved them!!! LOL.... I have my older horses teeth too... I took him to get a root canal one one and it fell out and then another time one fell out while we were floating him... The older teeth are so pretty... I keep saying I'm going to have a necklace made out of one... it's really smooth and shiny... with brown colorations in it... I'm a freak!
     
    12-14-2008, 02:16 AM
  #10
Showing
None of ours have ever had theirs pulled but I think I would forego the bit for at least a week. This gives her mouth a chance to really heal. Will she ride in a halter or bosal? If not, this may be a good time to work on that. That way you can still ride without risking hurting her mouth. :) Good luck and keep us updated.
     

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