evading the bit versus dental?!
so i have been watching videos on how to see if your horse is having dental problems, and i have some questions:
-some horses when pressure is put on their mouth, they throw their head up. i saw a clip that said that if a horse was doing that it was in pain. is this true?
-if this is only partly true, and on the times when it is in pain, how do you tell the difference?
-if this is ALWAYS true, why are there flashes and figure-8's that are used to close a horses mouth, if its a pain issue? (is this people being ignorant)
-if this is NEVER true, why do horses throw their heads up when pressure is put on their mouths? (evading the bit?)
disclaimer: my horse doesnt do this, and gets his teeth done regularly(: YAY.
OH WAIT! one more question!!
-what are your opinions on getting your horses teeth looked at/done/floated by the vet versus the dentist. i personally get my guys done by a dentist because they specialize in that. how about you?
sorry for the questions, but im.just.so.curious!