Head tossing at the walk. what is this? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: at the barn
Posts: 1,812
• Horses: 1
Thumbs down Head tossing at the walk. what is this?

First, I'd like to say that I hope everyone enjoyed their easter mods if you feel this is in the wrong section please move it, to the correct place

My horse is finally able to get back into light riding so, I have been riding him 2 days out of the week. Last week he was fine, working his hind end and going into the bit, which i'm very proud of him for and his head was fine.

Two days ago I hopped on him (saddle&bridle) and he started tossing his head a lot but, only at the walk but, when I bring him into the trot he's fine. I've had a saddle fit check on him and the saddle fits him, me not so much but, him yeah.

Today I hopped on him bareback, with his bridle on him and he did the same head tossing thing but, again only at the walk but, not the trot. I don't have him on a tight rein, I give him a loose enough rein.

After we trot for a little while, he stops the head tossing. What could this be? I am calling my vet tomorrow and will ask what he suggests. I am also going to be calling the chiropractor for him just in case.

I ran my fingers down his back, with a little bit of pressure and he showed no signs of pain, he just stood there with his ears perked up watching the 2 barn cats playing.

Also, during the walk while he's tossing his head, he doesn't pin his ears back or anything, shows no sign on pain, no bucking or anything, no trying to get me off his back.

What could this be? He doesn't do it every ride though. Please help.
Thanks
beauforever23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:17 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
Any bugs around? When you trot, the bugs usually go away. Any allergies?
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:33 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: White Mountains, AZ
Posts: 1,887
• Horses: 7
I would think its the bit.

WHATS REALITY?
BluMagic is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:39 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,156
• Horses: 0
Sharp tooth maybe? Bit changes orientation at the trot?

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: at the barn
Posts: 1,812
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 View Post
Any bugs around? When you trot, the bugs usually go away. Any allergies?
There have been a lot of those nats around lately. No, allergies.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BluMagic View Post
I would think its the bit.
I have him in a 5' snaffle bit but, he's been pretty good with it. If it is the bit, which I will also address to a trainer than I am going to have to change it.
beauforever23 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:41 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 3,968
• Horses: 1
^^My thoughts exactly! Have his teeth been checked lately? That's what I would think it would be...Good Luck!
csimkunas6 is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-24-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: at the barn
Posts: 1,812
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck View Post
Sharp tooth maybe? Bit changes orientation at the trot?
It could possibly be a sharp tooth, although when the vet felt around in his mouth the last time he was out he said he wasn't due for a floating.

I was thinking it was his back, which was why I am going to call a chiro in for him.
beauforever23 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Head Tossing char1y Horse Health 12 08-26-2010 02:07 PM
tossing his head BaliDoll Horse Training 3 10-20-2009 01:12 PM
Head Tossing kemper149 Horse Health 3 10-14-2009 04:40 PM
head tossing BecBec Horse Talk 3 12-20-2008 11:08 AM
head tossing dinglehead Horse Training 6 11-26-2007 08:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome