When you look at your older horse’s front teeth (incisors), do you see dark, broken teeth? Maybe some of the teeth look like they’ve twisted or have excessive “tartar” on them?
That’s not just what old horse teeth look like, but that is often what horse owners think. These observations can be signs of EOTRH (Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis), which is a very painful and debilitating condition for horses. This is a newly studied condition, and treatment often boils down to removing the teeth entirely.
This is a great article from Foundation Equine Vet explaining EOTRH and what you can check for on your own horse: http://foundationequinevet.com/blog/2014/those-arent-old-horse-teeth