Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: northeast Arkansas
I watched most of the videos and I don't think it's just psychological.
Were her teeth checked?
Has her western saddle been checked to make sure it fits correctly? In the first video it looked like it was too far forward on her shoulders. It may not be but I'm just pointing out what I saw. Try sliding it back a little. She definitely seemed to act worse with the western saddle and going counterclockwise with leg cues on the right.
How long have you owned her?
Did she start out as a western horse or english?
What type of bit do you use?
When did all this behavior start?
When she limps, is it worse on circles or is it still noticeable when she's rode on a straight line?
Is there ever any heat in her front legs, puffiness,etc?
The fact that she doesn't show lameness when being lunged but she does with a rider and it seems to be worse with the western saddle tells me it's probably an issue with her shoulder due to the tack. Do you mostly ride in there, doing circles, or is it trail riding too?
It could also be she's got some attitude problems. Either she doesn't want to do the work because she's bored with it or she's getting irritated because something hurts on her.
How old is she?