5 Incisors Front teeth used to grab and rip off grass while grazing 12 total (6 in upper jaw & 6 in lower jaw)Incisor used for ageing the horse
6 Incisors Central OR Medial Incisor Intermediate Incisor Corner OR Lateral IncisorI 3
7 Premolars The first 3 (most rostral) grinding teeth 12 total (3 on each side of the lower and upper jaw)1st Premolar (PM2)2nd Premolar (PM3)3rd Premolar (PM4)
8 Wolf TeethThe wolf tooth is also technically a premolar, but it is a very small tooth and not a grinding tooth.Wolf Tooth (PM1)Wolf teeth are often pulled out because the bit rests too closely to them when a horse is being ridden which can cause pain or discomfort.A horse may have 0-4 wolf teeth
9 Wolf ToothThis picture is an excellent view of the wolf tooth indicated by the yellow arrow.The blue arrow points to a new permanent tooth erupting and pushing a “cap” out of its way.
10 Molars The 3 most caudal grinding teeth 12 total (3 on each side of the lower and upper jaw)1st Molar (M1)2nd Molar (M2)3rd Molar (M3)
11 Canine Teeth Usually in males only Used in the wild during fights Usually in males onlyUp to 4 totalUsed in the wild during fightsCanine Teeth OR Tushes
12 Interdental Space Space between incisors & premolars Space between incisors & premolarsPlace where the bit rests in horses mouthLocation of the bars of the mouthBars are the hard surfaces created by the jaw bones