Just found out Sandie needs her teeth floated...and apparently pretty badly -- just got her 3 weeks ago and not sure when the last time her teeth were ever floated was! (vet seems to think it's been a long while though!) She's still getting used to contact on her mouth with the bit when I ride her because her previous owner didn't really have time to ride her all that much and when she was ridden, it was without much contact.
For the first 2 weeks with me, she was doing really well getting used to the contact on her mouth...now she is throwing her head around at the slightest bit of pressure and acting very fussy! Could some of this be because she needs her teeth floated and the bit is making her uncomfortable? The dentist is coming out soon to do it and I guess I could just wait and see, but just wondering if anyone else has noticed this behavior when your horse needs his/her teeth floated badly?