Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Oregon, USA
Could be teeth marks, could be self-inflicted accidental boo-boos. I had a horse who was likely the most accident prone animal on Earth. He would come in COVERED in scratches, dings, and missing patches of hair. I stayed at the barn overnight and for a full day to watch him, since we thought he was getting picked on by one of the 7 other horses. Turns out he was being bullied, but also was running into trees, distracted by the in heat mares, tripping in gopher holes, rubbing up along trees and fences, rolling right next to a wood pile XC jump and just really being clumsy. Even tripped over a small log and scraped up his knee.
Some horses, like some people, are just so accident prone!