How can Dentistry help your horse?

Correct Dental Equilibration can improve and very often rectify any and sometimes all of the symptoms below, by relieving pressure and sources of pain in the mouth, making your horse comfortable during eating and riding.

Symptoms pertaining to eating that horse needs dental treatment include the following:

  • Loss of condition, i.e. Dull long coat and weight loss.
  • Packing of feed in the cheeks.
  • Dropping feed while eating, more so grass and hay than concentrate feed.
  • Excessive salivation when eating.
  • Bolting feed.
  • Not eating hard feed.
  • Reluctance to eat to one side or the other.
  • Slow eating.
  • Coughing or choking while eating.
  • Abnormal eating patterns.
  • Twisting or tilting of the head while eating.
  • Crib biting.

Symptoms when riding a horse that indicate it needs dental treatment include the following :

  • Flicking of the head while being ridden.
  • Tilting the head one way or the other.
  • Unbalance on one or both reins.
  • Leaning on your hands.
  • Being hard in the mouth.
  • Bleeding from the mouth while being ridden.
  • Excessive salivation.
  • Constant playing with the bit.
  • Biting the Bit.
  • Reluctance to collect and come onto the bit.
  • Reluctance to turn in either one or both directions.
  • Shaking the head while being ridden.
  • Muscle tensions while being ridden.
  • Opening the mouth when asked to collect or stop.
  • Sticking the nose out forwards while being ridden.
  • Over bending when asked to collect.
  • Evading the bit at anytime.