The anatomy of the horses head

When you look at the anatomy of a horse’s head, it is very clear how complex everything fits together. It is important for us to know how it all functions for a great oral health (teeth).

De skull consists of a lower- and upper jaw that forms a base for the remainder of the structures in its head. All movements take place through movement in the lower jaw relative to the upper jaw. Opening of the mouth and lateral movements can be quite substantial. The only limited movement to a small centimeter is the forward-backwards movement of the lower jaw. These movements are activated through tensioning and releasing a complex series of muscles.