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    06-24-2010, 01:33 PM
  #41
Banned
Just because she was ridden by a larger person does not mean you are not too big for her.

PLEASE for her sake, find a trainer!
     
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    06-24-2010, 01:42 PM
  #42
Green Broke
Just curios, how many hands is she?
     
    06-24-2010, 01:43 PM
  #43
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Just curios, how many hands is she?
15.1 hh.
     
    06-24-2010, 01:44 PM
  #44
Banned
What does she do if you run your finger, pushing into the skin/muscle, down her back on either side of her spine?
     
    06-24-2010, 02:15 PM
  #45
Green Broke
And I really should didn't mean you were too heavy, just your height. I don't think you are big at all. I WISH I was still that thin. It does sound like pain in her back, if she's still acting up with you bareback.
     
    06-24-2010, 02:18 PM
  #46
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraciesMom    
15.1 hh.
wow really? You must have super long legs. Mine aren't that long on Hunter and he is even 14 hands (yet, still growing)
     
    06-24-2010, 02:21 PM
  #47
Weanling
No, if I run my hand down her back, she doesn't react. I have pushed and pressed everywhere on her back, belly, sides. Nothing.

Yes, I do have very long legs. I like being tall, hehe.
     
    06-24-2010, 03:06 PM
  #48
Lis
Yearling
As I asked earlier, could you be jabbing her in the sides or mouth when you get on?
     
    06-24-2010, 03:49 PM
  #49
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lis    
As I asked earlier, could you be jabbing her in the sides or mouth when you get on?
Sorry I didn't answer you!!

I don't think I am jabbing her really. All I do is pull myself up into the saddle.
     
    06-24-2010, 04:05 PM
  #50
Showing
I still bet she needs a chiropractor and possibly a new saddle.
On a related note; pulling yourself into the saddle could be exacerbating the problem, can you use a mounting block? (after a chiro has seen her)
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