Just found out why our new mare has been so sore. She has been getting chiro/accupuncture 3 times so far, the last time the vet took thermal pictures that showed inflamation in different areas on her body including her back. So I had a saddlefitter out to check the saddle and to maybe recommend one that might fit her better(she has not been ridden since we found out her back was sore). The saddlefitter really impressed me. I had emailed the thermal pic's to him and he said he knew what was wrong with by just looking at the pic's. That may have been why her pelvis was tilted and basically her entire right side being off.
He put her left hoof on a thick magazine and she immediately squared up! I was shocked and really impressed he found this but the chiro vet did not. He recommended shoes with a shim on the left front and back right. Because we board we cannot do shoes on the back unless we keep her by herself so he said she will need to be trimmed properly on the back as if a shim was on the back right.
Has anyone had this problem and how did you deal with it? Did your horse end up being ok and also just wonder if you can put shims in easyboots (I mean besides the pads it comes with). I would rather not have shoes if she doesn;t have to and of course if she does she will! She is such a good sweet almost 5 year old and has never acted up with the pain she has been in. She is the one with the pad. The saddlefitter also told me that a horse will stand with the longer leg forward. Thanks for any advice or comments.