hi all , we bought our daughter a pony before xmas , small gypsy type cob . we were told he was over 4 years . my daughter rode him , tacked up and he was great , by riding i just mean hacking . he really hasnt done much over winter due to weather etc , but he has become very mouthy and uncomfortable with the bit (any mild bit). alot of other people thought he may be younger , although the lady i bought him off insisted he was deff over 4 and thought he may have wolf teeth . i arranged with my vet to come and examin ponys mouth and raised my concerns about wolf teeth age etc . vet arrived , never gagged pony , said he was lovely and was very nice but basically laughed and aged him as a very young pony 2 or 2 n half and left all in 5 mins . the lady who i bought pony off rang me to see if she was right about wolf tooth or teeth and i said vet never checked for that , just said he was much younger than 4 , more like 2 . the lady said that was rubbish . so i arranged for equine dentist to visit , telling him about all this confusion . dentist arrived , great guy , gagged pony and showed us the wolf tooth , then he aged him at over 4 and a half years . he bridled horse and as soon as any contact was made with reins , bit hit off wolf tooth, his advice was to have it removed and that the pony was deff not 2 years as vet had said but was the correct age that the seller said . the vet bill came through , i did ring reception explaining my concerns and got a voicemail back , saying receptionist had spoke to vet and she said she thought his "playing" with the bit is because he hasnt been mouthed properly before i bought him , nothing was said about the age , and that she thought the wolf tooth would have nothing to do with the uncomfortableness . please allow me to say this is not about the money , we love the pony very much and want to do the best for him , but if the vet was right about the age then the pony would not be rode . which is fine as my daughter hasnt anyway . but its not really the point when the dentist says hel be 5 this year . i have contaced another vet practice and they are coming at the same time as dentist and the wolf tooth is being removed, under sedation , anesthetic etc , as i say its not the money , i just wouldnt have expectedcomplete different diagnoses from 2 pros . your opinion would be gratefully appreciated , ps , his passport also ages him as comimg 5 years .