04-25-2013, 10:45 PM
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I agree that he does have a slight roach, but that doesn't negate the possibility that he's out of alignment somewhere too...hence, the soreness.
I'd go ahead and have a chiro work him over and see if that helps with the soreness, but don't expect the bump to go away, because it won't.
To me, it doesn't appear to have changed severity between the 2 pictures, but in the second, he appears to have lost a bit of muscle tone so that can make a roach like that appear a bit worse.
Another thing to consider...if he's lost muscle mass, then your saddle might not fit him as well as it did before...and that might be what's making him sore.
After the chiro, I'd have a saddle fitter check your tack.