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  1. #1
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    Question Mares and Canine Teeth

    I have two mares and they both have Canine Teeth? They are both ALPA/Boss mares Could there be a Connection?



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    Interesting hypothesis. Not sure i have noticed that correlation though.



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    One of our lesson mares had canines. We always joked about what a tomboy she is, and I was really surprised when the dentist called her a "handsome boy!" She's not very good when turned out with other mares--runs everyone around like a lunatic. But the rough and tumble geldings keep her in line. She's not a very good alpha.



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    My mare has them, and she is the ultimate girly-girl princess.
    Proudly Owned By Sierra, 2003 APHA Mare
    In Loving Memory of Tally, April 15, 1983 - June 2, 2010



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    Our boss mare has canines......but when she whinnies you would think she was a guy........but I think most people who look at her would think mare.

    Dalemma



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    The horse dentist was just out to do my crew. When he got to my mare, he said "This is unusual". I held my breath as that is not a statement I want to hear from a dentist, vet, etc.

    He said my mare not only had canines but that they were very large. She is not the alpha but is a good number two mare.

    The dentist had not heard of any hormonal problems associated with these types of mares either (i.e. being able to be bred).



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