Does Your Horse Need Dental Care?
What to look out for:
At some point as a horse owner, you will most likely be in need of an Equine Dental Technician. I recommend that you have your horses teeth checked once or twice a year depending on what level of work they are doing or the age of your horse, this will ensure that your horses mouth maintains healthy.
I travel out to your yard to work with you and your horse. I always show and explain what I am doing in the horses mouth and why, any questions whilst I am working, please feel free to ask! As a horse owner and rider, I understand how a balanced mouth can be everything when in tough competition, so I can explain why what I am doing will be of benefit to your horses way of going.
Horse dental care is essential to ensure it’s well-being. As we humans have domesticated equines, we have taken out most of the abrasive feeds that they would naturally eat in the wild, stabled horses also lack the grazing time that a horse would naturally have. Eventually over time this can lead to many malocclusions in the horses mouth, due to this I usually recommend between 6 months and yearly routine check-ups (dependant on each individual’s case).
Signs to look for that your horse may be having a problem with his mouth: