Horses’ teeth are very important for both eating and performance. All horses develop sharp enamel points that may interfere with proper eating and effect how the horse performs. There are other dental problems such as wolf teeth, retained caps, tall teeth, ramps, and hooks.
All horses should have dental exams every year. Especially if they are showing signs of eating problems such as eating slowly, dropping feed, slobbering, tilting the head, or performance problems. Also, if you see signs such as head shaking, intolerance of the bit, carrying head in an abnormal manner, take one lead, but not the other, refusing to stop, buck, etc.