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post #1 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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mouth problems

i have a four year old thoroughbred that i have just broken in sept/ oct, he had some bad wolf teeth that i had removed but he is still bad with his mouth, he doesnt like it when you pull the rain even the slightest and throws hos head in the air, have tried him in straight bar happy mouth but not doing any good, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 06:55 PM
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have you maybe tried a rubber bit or a hackamore?
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 07:09 PM
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Are sure his teeth are okay?

Is so, try different bits, little pressure but some contact, and exercise patience.
You may find this website helpful: http://www.equiworld.net/uk/horsecar...itseverity.htm
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 10:28 PM
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Try him in a hackamore of some sort. They work great and won't bother his teeth.
Also get his mouth checked. He might have an infection where the teeth came out. We have a horse with that porblem now but with care and penicilin it will heal.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 11:23 PM
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You guys are forgeting he could still have remembrance of the pain...just light work with a snaffle....Try to keep off the mouth....I would not go with a hackmore...but maybe a bitless bridle.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-07-2007, 06:54 PM
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Horses are usually pretty forgiving and once wolf teeth are removed, they go on with out problems. There could be more problems with his mouth. If not I'd go with the suggestion of trying a different bit and make sure it's fitted properly.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-13-2007, 11:28 PM
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Where the rest of the teeth examined?

Who pulled the wolf teeth?

I had my vet come out and do a full dentistry check up of my horses teeth and what he did was grind down the teeth with an electric grinder and checked the alignment, pulled the wolf teeth and rounded the front teeth that sit just behind where the bit sits.

He showed me and explained why.... They have a lot of soft tissue there and when you put a bit in and pull on the bit you’re shoving that soft tissue into those front teeth. So imagine you’re self getting your teeth cleaned by a hygienist and she pinches your lip between her tool and your teeth. Hurts right. Well I can tell you DANG it hurts...

My vet had to dope up my girls for him to do all this work and put a speculum in their mouth. The speculum locks open the mouth so he can get the grinding tool in the mouth and grind away (ouch) He also hooks the speculum to a block and tackle to the top of the stall First time I had to go through this and boy oh boy was I a wreck! I was so afraid of them falling and possible breaking there neck. I think the vet wanted to break my neck. I kept saying, hang on she's going down, she’s going down.... She never went down though.

Any ways, I know I'm long winded... Have your vet check the front teeth that sit behind the bit and if they are not rounded ask them to round them. Hopefully that will help your horse to be more comfortable with the bit. If your vet is up to date with this latest technology have him check the jaw alignment by moving the bottom jaw with the top jaw in a side to side motion. If they make a clicking sound that means there are teeth that are not ground down and they are interfering with each other.


http://www.horsedentist.com/Bit%20Seats.htm

For your horses safety I would get a veterinarian to do this. There are a lot of people out that that title themselves and horse dentist, but they are not vetrinarians. This procedure dictates the horse to be sedated and the only person that I allow to sedate my horse is thier doctor!
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