STEVE: Head shaking can be due to a number of things. It could be, secondary to trauma, to somewhere on the head, could be some sort of problem with the eyes, a lot of horses that have systemic, you know, some sort of trauma or nervous disorder will head shake, and when, as you look as their eyes, their eyes move rapidly called nystagmus, that could be indicative of what the actually central lesion or problem is.

A horse can have a problem with his mouth and have, head shaking, they have a problem in their ear or the inner ear, and have head shaking and or a little bit of a head tilt.

So, I mean, there’s a number of different issues that could cause this and again, it’s something that you would probably, if a horse is chronic, a chronic head shaker, would be something you’d wanna have looked into, I mean, something as simple as just a bit or maybe the teeth could be a problem, the tongue, but it could be a central lesion as well.

So it’s a combination of things that would probably require a professional investigation, in order to find out, especially if it’s chronic in nature.