A Horse Chews 10,000 To 40,000 Times Per Day
Horse teeth continually erupt, but painful ulcers develop in the adjacent soft tissue as the cheek teeth wear against each other, creating points, and the tongue strops them into razor-sharp edges. Many horses object to this pain. The result is poor bit performance and disuse of the tooth, leading to local tooth disease and premature loss.
I made one mistake in this video in the beginning. I accidentally say “grow” instead of “erupt,” as I correctly say later. I apologize, but the horse’s teeth are fully developed by five years of age. They do not grow like their hooves or your fingernails. They erupt a little bit over time until they have no more tooth to erupt. See the explanation below.