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I have found some of your videos interesting but I wanted to discuss this incisor bit with you, purely for curiosity.
If a horse doesn’t need “proper grinding” how is it that a horse who is over-floated can “starve” from lack of nutrition? (1)
Do you really believe proper mastication doesnt increase digestion efficiency? (2)
Also, I just wanted to point out that though “back teeth grind and your front teeth never touch” is it not also true that a horses front teeth are always in occlusion?? (3)
What have your results been with a horse who has incisor malocclusions? (4)
Have you looked into “camming?” (5)
When the lateral movement of the mandible takes place, and the horse’s incisors are in occlusion, BUT there is a slant, or a curvature, this HAS to separate the back teeth, and hense you would notice a larger temporal muscle on one side. (6)
This is PROOF of excessive use on one side due to incisors and so I am curious as to your results/thoughts.
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