Originally Posted by waresbear
Do you mean the hollows on either side of her withers? How old is this horse, as I see those pics are from 5 years ago. As a horse ages, they start to sag if not worked properly and/or if they have pain issues caused from ill fitting tack or undectected lameness. I would a have certified chiropractor check this horse over and then get a saddle fitter before I would begin working her too hard. From the view above her back, she looks like she has a sore, weak back.
The date on the pics are wrong. They are from this year. Horse is 7 years old. When I got him last year he was really undermuscled. The owner was pregnant and had the entire year off. My dressage saddle needs to be adjusted but I haven't been using it. He definitely isn't lame. I haven't worked him much this winter due to me being injured. His back isn't sore either. I have felt all along and pressed all over and he doesn't have any reaction. He works really nicely, too. I rode him yesterday in a western saddle and he was really nice and forward with a swinging back, head reaching down into contact, etc. And trust me, this is a horse is a complete princess. If a saddle doesn't fit right or a pad isn't quite right, he is really nasty about it. He will go with his head cranked sky high with his ears pinned, short steps, and sometimes bucks. He was totally relaxed and happy when I rode him yesterday so we can rule out lameness and sore back