How can I suppose that my horse has hooks?(see Facts)
Some horses show none of the previous symptoms. This doesn’t mean that hooks are excluded: horse teeth always grow on and at an irregular wear, hooks can always appear.
- If your horse performs well and suddenly it delivers bad results.
- If your horse resists violently against the bit or shakes its head when it feels more contact in its mouth.
- When attaching the noseband, you draw automatically the hooks in the cheek of your horse. This causes wounds and consequently it is possible that it – caused by pain - shakes its head.
- If your horse eats badly or spills its food.
- A badly smelling breath.
So it is very important to have a dental control every year, to prevent a lot of problems.
Prevention is better than cure!!!