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post #11 of 15 Old 04-26-2016, 03:05 PM
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Oh.. and your horse is slightly parrot mouthed. FWIW. Not a huge flaw just a comment.
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post #12 of 15 Old 04-26-2016, 08:39 PM
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It is not an exact science, far as aging horse by teeth.
How does the horse match the papers otherwise? Was DNA required for registration?
Aging horse by teeth, falls way short in the day of DNA, and I would go by that much more, on any registered horse!

'The art of determining the age of horses by inspection of the teeth is an old one. It can be developed to a considerable degree of accuracy in determining the age of young horses. The probability of error increases as age advances and becomes a guess after the horse reaches 10 to 14 years of age. Stabled animals tend to appear younger than they are, whereas those grazing sandy areas, such as range horses, appear relatively old because of wear on the teeth.'


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post #13 of 15 Old 04-26-2016, 09:54 PM
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hard to tell with that gunky tooth.. cannot really see the tattle tale groove, the tooth next to the outside tooth looks like the groove is all the way down so that would indicate 20 . but the slant of the teeth is to upright to be 20 .
soo I would guess 15 to 20 , until a better photo is provided from the opposite side.
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She's registered as a half-Arabian no DNA. No markings on the paper except she's black.

I was also told she was bred by the woman I bought her from. But the breeders name doesn't match. She also doesn't act 21.

I'm gonna see if I can get someone to help me take better pics
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I'll call him 12. His teeth are too long to be 8. I could be a lot more certain if I could see the biting surfaces. The upper teeth lose their cups at 9, 10 and 11 for the corner cups. At 12, there are no cups on the biting surfaces of either lower or upper teeth.

If he is 20, the biting surfaces will be triangular. Open his mouth and get a picture of the biting surface of his bottom incisors. It is a lot harder to get pictures of the top teeth.
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