Recently my gelding has been doing a strange thing: every once in a while he will drag his hind legs of a XC jump. He gets his front feet over ok, but then it feels like he doesn't have enough power in his hind end....and ends up scrambling over with his back legs. It really has only happened about three times, but the last time ended up with me on the ground, his hoof on my chest, and a look from him like "what are you doing down there?" THe times this has happened have been in about the middle of the ride, once we are nice and warmed up over fences, but not when he's all tired at the end.
Could this just be a lack of power? Is something totally wrong with his hind end? Is he telling me he doesn't love jumping like I do? Are the jumps too high? Has anyone every had this happen?
I did have the chiro out just before this started happening and he was all fine and dandy.
Ok, here's a couple of pics of him jumping normal smaller XC things so you can see his normal form. I don't have any videos or pics of him doing the scrambling thing IMG_0348.jpg barrels.jpg IMG_0359.jpg