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  • When a horse bites do the teeth have to touch
  • Do horses teeth touch when they bite

 
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    09-30-2010, 12:33 AM
  #1
Yearling
Is it true?

"Horses cannot stop biting until their top and bottom teeth meet."

I don't believe this, but I've heard it from three different people already, and it was on someones 4-h poster at the fair. It just doesn't make sense to me, it's like saying that a human couldn't stop biting something until their teeth touched. I know that I've been bit before without my horse removing a hunk of meat from my arm, which hypothetically should have happened. Lol
Anyways, I just wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions.
     
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    09-30-2010, 12:51 AM
  #2
Started
I don't think that it's 'they can't' so much as it is that they... wont, usually? But I don't know, I've heard it before too.
     
    09-30-2010, 01:20 AM
  #3
Started
I have never heard that and I definitely do not believe it. I've been bitten by a horse who stopped biting when I gave him a good whack which was WELL before his teeth met..
     
    09-30-2010, 05:30 PM
  #4
Weanling
If that were the case, then I'd have lost a finger last year! My horse was pulling a face at me, and I shook my finger at him to tell him off, pure bad luck as I waved my finger he was 'chomping' his teeth and my hand ended up in his mouth! Had he not stopped chomping things would have been much worse. All I got was a cut on my knuckle...

Methinks it's an urban myth...
     

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