Big bad wolf teeth
Q Why do horses have wolf teeth if they cause so many problems? Amanda Cavanagh, Merseyside James says... Millions of years ago, wolf teeth were similar in size to the rest of the horse’s molars and functioned as grinding/ chewing teeth. Back then, horses were forest-dwelling bush eaters, with the cheek teeth being small and narrow, like those of goats and sheep. There were therefore seven functional cheek teeth in each ‘arcade’ of teeth, compared to six in today’s horses. As equines have evolved, the wolf teeth haven’t. They have no function now and are little more than a nuisance for any ridden horse, so I always advise removal.
Wolf teeth can be a nuisance for ridden horses