How Can You Tell The Age Of Your Horse?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You ask an expert, like a veterinarian, to look at the horse's teeth
Candace R Profile
Candace R answered
Well the most proven way is 2 tell by the teeth and that's the only way I know to tell.
Brittany Smith Profile
Brittany Smith answered
Usually its by their teeth.. Here is a link at the bottom.. But if the horse is only 12 months.. That's rather early to begin breaking him, what do you mean by breaking him? Riding him wise?
D Malicoat Profile
D Malicoat answered
You can tell by their teeth in three ways: The angle of the way the top/bottom teeth meet, the cups inside the teeth, and the groove on the last incisor. Best to have an experienced farrier or vet perform this age check for you because it can be confusing due to all three parts to take into consideration.
Clara Johnson Profile
Clara Johnson answered
The way to check a horses age is have the vet look at his teeth and he can check the rings and give you an approx age.

thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
I think the previous poster got confused with estimating the age of a tree!!

Its got nothing to do with rings on teeth! Its what teeth the horse has two sets of teeth, one temporary and one permanent. Temporary teeth may also be called "baby" or "milk teeth." Temporary incisors tend to erupt in pairs at 8 days, 8 weeks, and 8 months of age.

Thomas E Fletcher, Horse Trainer

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