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My horse grinds his teeth all the time. We just had his teeth done i was hoping that his teeth were the problem but he keeps doing it.
What could i do to help stop it?
Grinding teeth can be an indication of pain and is associated with gastric ulcers. You should discuss this possibility with your vet.
we had his teeth done and he had a few ulcers on the side of his mouth but wouldn't they be healed by now (he was a rescue case)
I'm not talking about ulcers in his mouth, but ulcers in his stomach.
A high percentage of horses used for competition/showing have Gastric ulcers which can lead to chronic mild colic, unthriftiness, irritability, cinchiness, reduced performance, odd eating behaviors, etc.
Here are tons of articles on ulcers:
This is a great one to start with:
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