An introduction to dental care for horses How many of you have experienced dental pain? a cavity, a broken or infected tooth, an ulcer? If you have then you know that dental pain can be severe, debilitating and constant. But did you know that horses suffer all of the dental conditions that we do, as well as many of their own? Horses often suffer in silence because they are prey animals and don’t like to show signs of weakness, couple this with the fact that if you don’t eat you die, and you get a pretty good picture of why horses give little sign of their problems.