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Telling a Horse's Age
Do any of yall think you could tell a horse's age by photos of the teeth?? i know you can tell a horse's age by their teetch but noone i know knows how to do it and i dont want to pay a vet to see him just for that.. can anybody at least try?? if so what type of pics will i need to get.. i think this horse will be pretty cooperative as long as i can take the pics fast enough lol! but i will be going to the stables tomorrow and i will get the pics then so i need to know what angles and stuff to get! thanks for any help!
There is a thread on this here with a few links that may help you.
I don't know if anyone can help you via pictures but I do know you will need pics of the bottom teeth(top of them) as well as a side shot. How old do you believe the horse to be?
I'm not sure, but I would think if you got a picture of the teeth, front view with the mouth closed and then a picture of the bottom teeth. Open the mouth and take it looking down on the top.
okay, its duke.. and there has been alot of contradicting onhis age.. about two years ago my barn owner and the owner of duke said he was about 11 then about a year later she said 16 so now she says 17.. so we are unsure about his age.. kevin, a guy that rides horses says he isnt over ten but im not sure and i really want to know. cuz my parents says he too old to do somethings i want to teach him to do.. i.e. barrel racing and jumping.. i think he isnt too old for either but i really want to know his age.. even if he is too old i will just take it slow and do it for fun cuz i would never sell that horse for anything! but ill try to remember to get some pics.. is there any way i can find out his age?? like what steps should i go through and/or what should i look for? thanks for you twos help!
If he's too old to do something he will let you know! As long as he's healthy and happy there's no reason to stop jumping or barrel racing.
thanks! that what i am trying to convince my parents with but yeah..it aint working... if i could have an exact estimate of his age than that will help!
I believe I read about a 32 year old gelding that was STILL competing in in endurance.
If you're not training to be a 1D barrel racer, then there's no harm in teaching it to him, same thing with jumping. I say go for it!
wat id 1d..i dont know all this deep stuff i just know the basics of somethings then the real deep stuff of others.lol..thanks again for all the help!
I do believe it's divison 1.. as in like pro barrel racers. They have to be a certain time, but I dont know it.
Why don't you get the vet to check next time he's out to do shots/check-up?
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