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  • Age of horse by teeth
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    07-26-2010, 11:24 PM
  #1
Yearling
Help me gauge my horse's age please!



     
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    07-27-2010, 04:23 PM
  #2
Yearling
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    07-27-2010, 09:07 PM
  #3
Weanling
Around 9 years? The pictures are pretty blurry, so it is hard to tell.


9 Years
At about 8 - 9 years the horse is said to be aged. A "dental star" shows on the centrals at eight years. By nine the tables of the laterals begin to take on a triangular shape.

From this link: Page 5 | Telling a Horse's Age from its Teeth | Horse Articles | PetPeoplesPlace.com


This is my first time doing this, so I am probably completely off with my estimate! Hopefully somebody else can give you a better idea of your horse's age!
     
    07-27-2010, 09:23 PM
  #4
Showing
I would guesstimate probably 10-12 years old, though I am by no means an expert.
     
    07-28-2010, 12:26 PM
  #5
Foal
I agree somewhere between 10-15 (I would probably go right in the middle with 12-13), it appears as though the "Galvayne's Groove" is around 1/4 the length of the tooth. At 10 is when the groove starts to appear and by 15 is halfway down the incisors. A good age.
     
    07-28-2010, 12:55 PM
  #6
Foal
My first guess would be between 10-15, very diffiocult to pin point at that age
     
    07-28-2010, 01:27 PM
  #7
Yearling
:( Wow, she looks like she has the body of a much younger horse and she was sold as 6, and anyone that has seen her teeth in person think 3-4. But now after a lot of research and knowing her teeth pretty well I'm thinking 8-9...
     
    07-28-2010, 01:44 PM
  #8
Foal
8-9 maybe, but definitely not 3-4 or even 6... I still think closer to the 10-15 range, but that's really not old. Older than you thought, yes. It is recommended when purchasing a horse to get a vet check to make sure you really know what you are buying. But as long as she is healthy and fit, you like her, and she serves your purpose well, there's no problem, right?
     
    07-28-2010, 02:53 PM
  #9
Yearling
Actually 6 was my guess. I would have a vet look, they will probably have an easier time seeing them in person.
     

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