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Thread: Little Churchs An Angel Whispered (another horse intro)

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    Whisper was born May 23rd, 2005. Her bite started going off at 3 months and never went back on. I had the info from a dentist out west on what had to be done to get it back on track, but neither the 2 equine dentists nor the vets here would do it. So--I've had her for sale for a year. So many have been interested, but no one bought her. I decided to keep her and use her for a broodmare in a few years. At first I wasn't comfortable using her to breed with an off bite--but everything else about her is stunning to me. I've researched both sides of her family and there are no off bites anywhere--so I think it'll be fine. I think she and Jazz will make beautiful babies. :wink:


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    I have over 1000 pictures, so I dug up a few more... :wink:


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    Okay--I'll stop. :D She is a beautiful girl, yes? And, the icing is she is oh so sweet.





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    Whisper is precious. I can see why you don't want to part with her. Can you explain "Bite started going off" to us non horsey people? Her mouth looks fine in the pictures & she appears well fed. :?

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! They are so great.

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    Whisper is adorable! I too do not understand the bite problem, but I'm sorry there's no help nearby.

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    I don't know what an off-bite is either. But there is nothing wrong, as I can see. They are so precious, there is no other word to describe these little darlings. Pure eye candy.....

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    An off bite is an underbite in her case. Her top teeth are behind her bottom teeth. The front teeth--incisors--needed to be filed (floated) when she was young. Once the top teeth get stuck back there the top jaw can not grow against the resistance. Her molars line up fine-so that's why it's not a problem for her at all--horses don't need their front teeth to line up in order to eat. They do need their back teeth to chew.

    Horses need thier teeth floated on a regular basis--checked at least once a year. No one wanted to touch her incisors--dentists usually only float the back molars. But the famous dentist in the west emailed me about what needed to be done over a year ago. No one would do it. I can tell her top jaw wants to line up--I watch it all carefully--but it can't. There's still a chance it could straighten up when her permanent teeth come in. My vet just gave me the number for the equine dentist at Cornell--so I'm going to try her.

    Horse folks encourage the breeding of only perfect animals--but in this case--after thinking about it for 2 years and watching her and researching--I'm comfortable with breeding her. But not for 2 years at least. If a perfect buyer happened along--I'd let her go. Maybe. :wink:



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    She is gorgeous. I hope everything works out okay.

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    Karla, I've been looking back through your "babies" pictures. Now I'm curious; were you able to find someone to float her front teeth?

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    Nope--no one would do it. But--she gets along perfectly fine--it impedes her in no way. :D She's so pretty now that her tooth bumps have cleared up.

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    I love Whisper! She is adorable! The colors are perfect for her! Jazz and her will make BEAUTIFUL little babies! Awe! :mrgreen:

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    She is beautiful. Maybe it is a one time defect. All I know is she is wonderful, with a great temperament. How can you go wrong.

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    Usually when a stallion and mare have a foal with an off bite--they are not bred again. And Gypsy was never bred again to the stallion who sired Whisper--actually he's in Russia now. He was a champion--but I guess he did throw off bites. Whisper will never be bred.

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    Awww.....so cute! I don't think I ever saw Whisper as a baby! Still cute, cute, cute! :)

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    She is beautiful, I love her colors.

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    Awww, she's so cute! Love her coloring!

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    What a beautiful wee horse absolutely adorable.

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    What a beautiful horse! Just lovely!! :)

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