Horse & Hound - - Pet Clinic -

WHEN young home-bred mare Dee Dee De­mour (pic­tured) failed to set­tle in any type of bit, her owner James Lit­tler sought vet­eri­nary ad­vice.

“She was un­happy, even in a soft, straight-bar rub­ber bit, and started rear­ing up and spin­ning round,” says James. “Na­dine checked her over and thought the be­hav­iour was as­so­ci­ated with wolf teeth in her up­per jaw. We had them re­moved in Fe­bru­ary and gave Dee Dee time off to re­cover.

“Since re­turn­ing to work, she has be­come very soft and easy,” adds James. “She comes onto the bri­dle and is much im­proved.”

The four-year-old mare has since started her com­pe­ti­tion ca­reer and is now jump­ing at dis­cov­ery level.

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