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  1. English Riding
    hi, i know how to get my horse on the bit and i can do so, however she always opens her mouth and chews on the bit so it looks like i am pulling her mouth when she is pulling on the bit. it looks so bad and always like i am jagging her in the mouth and i want to fix this if i can. im pretty sure...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've always been told that foaming, just a good amount around the horses mouth is a good thing, it means that the horse is relaxed, accepting the bit, etc. I never liked the look of a foaming horse, and I know it means well... But the image of saliva constantly spewing out of a horse's mouth at...
  3. Horse Talk
    I have a 5 year old gelding that puts EVERYTHING in his mouth. The lunge line, reins, lead rope, myself, everything. Sometimes he's soft and slow and other times it's a hard nip. He knows he's not supposed to and I'll smack him if I get the chance, so he'll grab/nip fast then immediately throw...
  4. Horse Health
    My horse "Charlie" Just got his teeth done for his first time in his life, he is 12 and a OTTB I bought him last year around.. February. When the dentist looked at him he said he had 2 large hooks in his mouth. He drilled them down a little but is comming back in 6 months to finnish them. I use...
  5. Horse Health
    My gelding sliced open part of his lip at some point today. I was just down at the barn (on my own property) a few minutes ago (we've been away with family all day, so they were just getting their second hay feeding) and I noticed his legs had a little dried blood on them, so I was checking him...
  6. Horse Training
    I rescued my appendix 3 years ago and I have no history aside what I have found out about him myself: He is in his early twenties, has been taught to neck rein, knows a barrel pattern quite well, he's perfect on the trailer, and has enough energy for 5 horses. I am very much a laid back...
  7. Horse Grooming
    Hello horse lovers, I have a problem. My horse has never had any issues with putting the bit in. I have to use treats to get him to open his mouth. He is a quarter horse gelding. he also had never bitten anyone until i was tacking him up one day and my assitant walked under his head and bit...
  8. Horse Health
    Rio has been checked by the vet twice this month and had his teeth floated(he's an 8 yo paint). When he is in his stall he does a strange chewing thing and makes funny faces and sticks his tonge out... the vet says nothing is wrong with him, is this a weird boredom habit? if i rub the side of...
  9. Horse Health
    My 12yr old gelding has developed some sort of mouth discomfort over the past week. When he eats his grain he opens his mouth and moves his jaw around. He acts like he is moving his tongue around to get food that is stuck somewhere. He drops the first mouth full then after that he continues...
  10. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Okay so it's a little embarrassing to admit this, but a couple of months ago I got kicked in the mouth by one of my mares. knocked my teeth in and everything. My orthodontist said that if I didn't have my braces that I would be picking my teeth up off of the ground. Scary I know! It was totally...
  11. Horse Health
    I was just wondering if it is possile for horse's to get a kanker sore ( on of those cuts in your mouth that turn white and really hurt)? if it is possible, how would you know your horse had one, and how would you treat it?
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