Lately my horse, Jesse has been a little 'touchy' about his back. Whenever you brush him he gets a little nippy and kicks a little. When we put the bareback pad on he is fine, but then my brother gets on and my mom leads him around and he is fine. But I get on and my mom starts leading him around and he stops and does the horse stomp. I weigh more then my brother (little brother)
Is it possible that he has back pain. We asked the Barn Owner and she said that she has noticed him him kicking his wall with BOTH legs in the morning and at night during feeding time. He also has cuts up and down his hocks. We are getting him kicking chains and we might call the chiropractor if my barn owner or trainer checks his back and recommends one.
Back in July though I rode him and he was absolutely fine. I'm just wondering if over time kicking the stall wall can damage his back? He has been kicking his wall for a while, far before we adopted him. But also he is 7 and with room for improvement in riding. I just want some advice, I don't want him to be in any pain and I just want to be able to fix this as soon as possible so I can ride again.