Maintaining horses' teeth are an important part of the health care regimen that a lot of people forget about. Keeping up on your horses' oral health can prevent colic and also help horses with bitting issues, weight loss, and chewing problems. The process of hand floating takes hand held rasps and flies down the sharp points on the teeth. These sharp points can cause mouth sores and in some cases, riding issues. Hooks, ramps, waves, steps, and ridges are also common problems found in a horse's mouth. These can be caused by the neglect of oral health or even by the horse's chewing habits. Routine dentistry for your horse finds and corrects issue and problems within the mouth and also acts as preventative measures for such things as weight loss, colic and choke.