Bits, Behaviors, & Teeth: Misconceptions About Your Horse’s Mouth
As important as the horse’s mouth is for his health, as well as our riding, most of us don’t know much about it. For many of us it’s a long, black tunnel of mystery that we try to understand by experimenting with a variety of feeds or anatomical bridles or bits or… you name it.
Today, we’re shining a metaphorical light up into that mouth to give you some information that we bet you didn’t have (we sure didn’t know all of this!). Dr. Bess Darrow, a DVM, certified equine dentist and Equestrian Masterclass instructor, is going to debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions about the horse’s mouth as they relate to bitting, behaviors, and overall health.
If you’ve ever wondered about your horse dropping grain, or if sticking his tongue out is related to his teeth, or if he really has a “low palate” and what the heck that means… or if you just want to hear some crazy stories about what she’s found in horses’ mouths, this episode is for you.