Bumps of Berdi's girth area?

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    06-06-2010, 10:55 PM
Bumps of Berdi's girth area?

Berdi has had these swellings/bumps on her girth area for a little while. They seem to affect her in no way. They are hard, just like the rest of her body, no fluid at all. She shows no reaction to me pressing on them either. However I want to be sure that they are not a problem.

Has anyone seen something like this? They are exactly the same on each side. She is 19 years old. Could it be possibly from the saddle's cinch? She's been ridden for many years. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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    06-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Is she cinchy? Have you tried rubbing them out? I think they are probably muscle knots. Try applying gentle but firm pressure to them for 30 seconds and then slowly rubbing in a circular motion for 30 seconds. They should get smaller each time you do it. After a rub, I usually apply linament just to be on the safe side. Also, try matching your girth up to where the spots are...see where the girth hits. Has she become short strided? Any painful expression?
    06-07-2010, 12:00 AM
She is a bit cinchy. I have to cinch her quite slow or she'll give me a dirty look. However, she has a good stride and loves to go fast. I was just loping her today and she loved it! The lumps are right where the girth is - must be something with that. I'll try pressing and rubbing them. I'll look into getting a liniment for her too. Thanks so much!
    06-07-2010, 12:37 AM
Since she is cinchy, I bet that's what they are then. They can be a bit tough to get out in that area but a bit of work on them and she should be good to go. If she hasn't been cinchy long, it may actually stop. It all depends on if it is a pain reaction still or its now a learned behavior. Good luck with her! Love her color BTW!
    06-07-2010, 12:46 AM
I'm really not sure how long she's been cinchy as she was given to me just two months ago! But hopefully she hasn't been long. Thanks again!

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