- All horses have 12 front teeth (incisors) used for cutting grass and 24 jaw teeth (molars) used for chewing grass.
- Some males have canine teeth between the incisors and molars.
- Some mares and geldings/stallions have wolf teeth in front of their molars, which may need to be removed for proper bit placement.
- The bit fits naturally in the bar or toothless area between the incisors and the molars.
- Most foals are born without teeth; incisors appear within 8 to 10 days.
- Jules Verne & Icelandic Horse
- Icelandic Pony in William Morris' Kitchen
- Icelandic Horse Books
- Icelandic Breeding Standards
- Gaits of the Icelandic Horse
- Fun Facts--Icelandic Horse
- Best of Blessi Stories
- Fun Facts-Blessi
- Is this trotty, pacey or clear tolt or rack
- MCOA Hereditary Eye Defect in Silver Dapples
- Bone Spavin in the Icelandic Horse
- Velkomin, Bienvenu--How to translate Blessiblog
- MtDNA Origins of the Icelandic Horse
- Icelandic Horse Twins--A Wonderful and Cautionary Tale
Monday, March 19, 2012
Horses Have Canine Teeth
Here are some interesting factoids about equine dentition: