Originally Posted by .Delete.
A year? That's a bit much.
Yes, probably overkill but I wanted to be sure he was okay... better safe than sorry!!
I should add that the back problem was so bad that when I got on him (right before I figured out what was going on), he reared up and flipped over backwards (which probably didn't help his back any). I had a vet check him out and he recommended some time off from riding. I've since learned a lot about proper saddle fit.