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post #1 of 7 Old 11-09-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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She got adjusted by a lady who does osteopath.

Well Gidget got adjusted yesterday by a lady who does osteopath. Her neck was out and it took two times to get it fully adjusted. Gidget was so much happier afterwards and licked her lips :) The lady could tell my touching her body that she was worked in her life( she did think she was younger than 12). Anyways since said I could ride her right away I decided to ride her that evening on the track and do a lot of long trotting on a loose rein. She did great and her ears perked up. I also took her into the arena and she did the same. She kinda pinned them at first but Im guessing she was anticipating pain. I didn't lope her.

Today I went on a road ride and Gidget had lots of pep in her step and ears forward. I then went to ride with a friend and she was with a gelding. Gidget doesn't really care to ride with other horses for some reason..mainly geldings so she was being pi**y. We then went and trotted on the track and she pinned her ears but long trotted and even stretched down into the bridle for a few which she doesnt do. I loped and galloped her twice and she pinned her ears but was very forward and really picked up speed....I'm guessing maybe she just learned bad habits but isn't in pain? She doesn't mind being saddled until she is cinched up and I ordered a CSI pad...should be coming within the week so she will have one of the best quality pads and lots of comfort(tried one on her and it was great).
Tomorrow I am working on barrels and finishing my turns and just hanging out. I just wanted to update ppl and this is the only section on I post on
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That's really awesome that it worked so well for you.

Please just keep in mind that the muscles are not fully adjusted to the neck being back in place which can actually cause the skeletal issues to return much quicker. If you notice this happening, you may want to look into a massage therapist.
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My mare pins her ears at the canter because it's hard for her, but I never have to force her to do it.
That's good that she's feel good again!
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There really is a difference. For awhile I noticed she stopped taking the bit and I had to stick my thumb in her mouth to put the bit in...I didn't think much of it until after the adjustment she lowered her head and would bite to try to get the bit in. She thinks she can do it herself :P
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I love when horses are accepting of the bit! Makes my life easier, haha
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When did the lady want to check Gidget again? Typically you want to contine checking them every 4 weeks or so. If she's been "out" for 4 years, it may take several adjustments to get it to "stay".

Massage is an excellent idea in cases like this.

She's going to continue pinning her ears for at least a while, because exactly as you said: She is anticipating the pain.

Keep us posted!
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She actually didn't tell me when to come back. I asked her if I needed to as she recommended my friend to bring her horse back and she said she should be good unless she doesn't want to long trot and whatnot. So I figured I would prob take her back next month or in Jan to get checked again. If she is out again I will bring her back sooner and then go from there. Y esterday she did really well again except towards the end she was being a little snot so I worked on backing her up turning,and lunging until she understood she wasn't the one in charge. She was kinda pissy ever since I shooed her away from the grain can and other food. She thinks she is starving when she has 4 acres to herself,LMF Gold grain,and a little hay. I have been flexing her and adding pressure to her pull by pushing down and releasing and she is now giving to poll pressure =D It use to take her forever!!!!..or never.
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