Originally Posted by princessfluffybritches
I agree, she does have some soreness somewhere or back issues. She's also short strided and racky. Step paces with speed. I think you should:
Have the farrier come
Have a lookover by a vet
Get a chiropractor for her
Make sure your saddle fits really well
And she needs hours and hours of walk walk walk, getting her to relax and stride out. I find what helps me is a bit of dressage; using each corner properly, figure 8's, in a ring, make sure you can see her eyelash on the inside without just bending her neck. Backing up here and there, ground poles.
You can get a nice gait, but she needs a lot of work prior to asking for it. I know it's in there.
How old is she?
The farrier was here last week, and we are trying to correct her feet. They aren't horrible, but since she foundered in the past they are flatter than we want them. She also noticed the swinging of her right hind when she walks. Mysti is also pretty resistant to allowing her back legs to be picked up. With me, she will let me pick them up but tries to put it down after not to long. With the farrier, she is worse but getting better. Wondering if it is sore for her to lift them up as well..
I was thinking of getting a chiro as well.. And a massage therapist, as her back and hindquarter muscles feel pretty stiff.
She is 14.
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