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post #1 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is it true?

"Horses cannot stop biting until their top and bottom teeth meet."

I don't believe this, but I've heard it from three different people already, and it was on someones 4-h poster at the fair. It just doesn't make sense to me, it's like saying that a human couldn't stop biting something until their teeth touched. I know that I've been bit before without my horse removing a hunk of meat from my arm, which hypothetically should have happened. lol
Anyways, I just wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 11:51 PM
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I don't think that it's 'they can't' so much as it is that they... wont, usually? But I don't know, I've heard it before too.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2010, 12:20 AM
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I have never heard that and I definitely do not believe it. I've been bitten by a horse who stopped biting when I gave him a good whack which was WELL before his teeth met..
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-30-2010, 04:30 PM
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If that were the case, then I'd have lost a finger last year! My horse was pulling a face at me, and I shook my finger at him to tell him off, pure bad luck as I waved my finger he was 'chomping' his teeth and my hand ended up in his mouth! Had he not stopped chomping things would have been much worse. All I got was a cut on my knuckle...

Methinks it's an urban myth...

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