Luckily for this horse he was rescued by someone who liked the look of him. Due to previous dental neglect he could not chew properly, he dropped most of his food onto the floor and because his teeth were so bad he could not pick this food up. This was the reason for the drastic weight loss. It took nearly two hours to remove the hooks, sharp points and ramps that were stopping him from chewing his food properly. I then balanced the rest of his mouth worked on the canines and corrected the damage to his incisors.
The canines had never been touched, they were covered in tartar and were long and very sharp. It only took a few minutes to clean up both the canines, elevate them and round the tops off so that they would not interfere with the tongue.
This is the canine after the tartar had been removed, the canine has been elevated and the face buffed to round the top off and make it smooth. You can see that it no longer interferes with the position or movement of the tongue.
The incisors were a real mess. They were mishapen, long and he crib bites. There was also a serious problem with the development and wear of the corner incisor (2/3) as can be seen in the picture. It had to be reduced and reshaped in order for the jaw to be able to function properly.
Two hours after completing the work we gave him a small feed, he ate all the food without dropping any and then hoovered up the floor of the feed he had dropped at breakfast. His owner was really happy as he had never heard the horse chewing before.
I suggested that the horse would benefit from having some flower remedies to help him accept and adjust to the way he had been treated in the past. Three days later the owner had already noticed that he was starting to gain weight and condition.