Uncomfortable with rein contact and shaking head.
Laceration to the cheek caused by very sharp enamel points cutting the cheek.
Routine floating to remove sharp enamel points and rounding to reduce pinching of the soft tissue.
Headshaking stopped and pony much happier with rein contact
Unsettled with rein contact and opening mouth.
Large hooks on the first upper cheek teeth and last lower teeth.
Reduce hooks in two stages using diamond disc and float mouth.
Horse stopped opening his mouth with the contact and much more settled.
Difficulty eating Hay.
Very steep table angles of teeth on one side normal on the other. Horse eating on one side of its mouth only.
Over time gradually trying to restore more normal table angle using power tools. On going treatment required.
An improvement in table angles and ability to eat hay. Change to a chopped forage diet and grass.
Overlong upper incisors due to lack of wear on lower incisors.
Reduce to a normal level using a diamond disc. This was achieved over three treatments
Work has allowed the normal movement of the
lower jaw to be restored.
Tenderness eating hard feed and slow eater.
Sharp enamel points causing cheek ulcers both sides of the mouth towards the back of the mouth.
Remove sharp enamel points by floating the mouth.
This allowed the ulcers to heal within two weeks. Horse immediately able to eat its hard feed normally.
Owner reported horse difficult and unsettled with the bit.
Wolf Tooth noted on one side.
Sedation by the vet and wolf tooth extracted. One week without a bit advised.
Horse reported to be much more settled with the bit.