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    03-22-2013, 01:40 PM
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Foal
Back Sores...?

So I was checking up on my horse and was running my fingers along the sides of his spine, and behind his withers and at the point where his point of hip is he reacted, jerking his head up and stepping back.

What should I do?
What can I do?

He lives in a pasture so he is always running and frolicking around.
I put a saddle on him for the first time in about a month yesterday (I usually ride bareback).

I told my dad (a non horse expert) and he said "Well he probably was rolling and rolled on a rock." I don't think so..

Help please? Thoughts?
     
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    03-22-2013, 01:43 PM
  #2
Green Broke
No way to know for sure. I would have a vet or chiro out to take a look.
     
    03-22-2013, 01:45 PM
  #3
Started
It could be that there is a problem with the saddle, that is if it stretches back that far.
Or he might have a bruise or something.
     
    03-22-2013, 01:48 PM
  #4
Weanling
Fiona's back gets sore if I ride bareback after a long hiatus of no riding. She has always been sensitive. I do plan on treating her to a massage therapist for her birthday though, lol.

Your best bet could be a chiro or a massage therapist. It can be as simple as what your dad said, though.

Horses went without message therapists and chiro specialists for decades. We do want our horses to be as comfortable as possible, but it really only takes one ride, one roll, one bad turn, to reverse the money invested into those services.

You said you put a saddle on him, are you confident it fits?
     
    03-22-2013, 01:49 PM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang on Fi    

You said you put a saddle on him, are you confident it fits?
What do you mean by that?
     
    03-22-2013, 01:52 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by JazzyGirl    
What do you mean by that?
Do you know the saddle fits him? Does it camp down on his withers, or is there sufficient room. Is it too narrow or too wide? These can make a horse very agitated if it is an ill fitting saddle.

Fiona's panels were too "banana" shaped and dug into her back, making her irritable and pissy. Finances later and a nicer more flat paneled saddle, she's a happy camper.

Considering you say you ride bareback leads me to believe we have a saddle issue.

Saddles That Fit!
     
    03-22-2013, 01:56 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang on Fi    

Considering you say you ride bareback leads me to believe we have a saddle issue.

Saddles That Fit!
Ahhh that might be it, thank you for the link.
Ill check it out!
     
    03-22-2013, 02:02 PM
  #8
Weanling
Very welcome :)

Sometimes it can be as simple as a too narrow saddle that pinches and makes 'em grumpy!
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