I noticed tonight when using a curry comb on Apollo after our ride that he is a little back sore, so I'm going to give him off until he is 100% again. He was great for our ride I would have never known if I hadn't brushed him afterwards...
I'm not a loud rider at all...I had my bf record me riding a few days ago and I was actually really happy with my riding. I have been riding him English for the past 2 weeks (I usually ride him in a barrel saddle) and we have jumped a few small x's a couple times as well. He has been collecting and rounding out, so do you think that could be why he's sore...because he's using muscles he has never used before? He does have a longer back and it isn't very strong yet but we are working on that...it is his lower back right about where the panels sit (not on his spine but the muscles next to it). He doesn't really have much of a top line yet because I got him a couple hundred pounds underweight and he had nothing to him...he's been under saddle for a little over 4 months and we are slowing building it back up. I have been riding him a lot more than usual too because I was out of work for 2 weeks due to an injury so I had a lot of extra time on my hands, but now that I am back in work we will get back to our regular schedule (so it may be from riding so much lately...or a combination of everything).
How can I help him out? Not riding, obviously...but could I put liniment gel on it or cold hose him?
Last edited by shellybean; 08-20-2013 at 10:51 PM.