20 Aug Do horses have canine teeth?
Horses do have canine teeth just like people. These hooked, dog-like looking teeth, also known as tushes, were originally used by horses for fighting, so it is not a total surprise that these teeth are bigger and occur more commonly in geldings and stallions than in mares. Actually, canine teeth erupt in 100% of geldings and stallions but only in 25% of mares. These teeth erupt when the horse is 4 to 5 years old. Some people believe that even now, they can cause damage when a horse bites another however they have no use in the cropping or grinding of food!