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ridingxfree 02-17-2012 05:16 AM

Help my mare? Unusual things happening.
 
Hey,

Just a question.

I Have a welsh x riding pony, She is only 6 years old.

I've had her for 2 months and have never noticed this before,

She has large parts to her mussel on the sides? They are quite larger than
usual? I was thinking it may be her teeth lumps but im unsure.

photos are here:

http://i42.tinypic.com/nofseu.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/2569p9k.jpg

(The photo's aren't so good, but the things im talking about are along
her mouth line towards her eyes)

She also is trembling her mouth a lot/Twitching with her ears down
to the sides looking generally not happy.

Would anyone know why?

Annnie31 02-17-2012 06:16 AM

I see nothing wrong with your horse. If you are unsure simply google horses head and you will see all horses have that facial structure. If you suspect she has a teeth problem (mouth trembles sometimes)have her checked by your vet in any case just to be sure.
It is very good that you are observing closely how your lady looks!! :)
Welcome to the forum! Your horse is very sweet looking with a wonderful kind eye.

Lynnie 02-17-2012 06:27 AM

My pony is the exact same when I had the vet check her out he said its completely normal :-)
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themacpack 02-17-2012 08:08 AM

I don't see anything abnormal about her facial structure - but if the behavior you are seeing is a change it would be worth mentioning to your vet. Unfortunately we can't see the twitching in photos to know if its something normal or not.

Jacksmama 02-17-2012 08:14 AM

Do you know if your girls teeth have ever been looked at? 6 is still pretty young in the grand scheme of things, if she hasn't had regular dental care she could have some impacted caps or hooks that need floated. I don't think her face is abnormal looking, but as mentioned above if she seems unhappy it is worth at least having a vet/equine dentist look at her.

themacpack 02-17-2012 08:21 AM

BTW, meant to add that she has a very cute face - looks very sweet (even if it's only a picture of her head).

kiwi79 02-23-2012 10:44 PM

Looks fine to me but couldnt hurt to have her teeth checked?

natisha 02-24-2012 09:23 AM

That is your horse's facial bone as seen here
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/im...Ypr5mYd64q5h1g

mls 02-24-2012 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ridingxfree (Post 1364491)
Hey,

Just a question.

I Have a welsh x riding pony, She is only 6 years old.

I've had her for 2 months and have never noticed this before,

She has large parts to her mussel on the sides? They are quite larger than
usual? I was thinking it may be her teeth lumps but im unsure.




(The photo's aren't so good, but the things im talking about are along
her mouth line towards her eyes)

She also is trembling her mouth a lot/Twitching with her ears down
to the sides looking generally not happy.

Would anyone know why?

If you are just now noticing - is she dropping weight? Could also contribute to why she is unhappy - hungry.


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