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post #1 of 4 Old 04-04-2008, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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saddle fit

I recently checked the fit on my geldings saddle and found it was too small for him. I've bought him a new saddle that fits him but his back is very tender. I know that this is from the ill-fitting saddle but am not sure what i should do about it. Somebody suggested a back massage and I have also been told that it is best to let the back rest and heal by itself.

Obviously, I have stopped riding him atm and any advice would be appreciated! Thanks
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-04-2008, 11:54 AM
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We've always just let the horse rest a while. I figure its like wearing shoes that are too small. After a day or two you start feeling better. :)

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-04-2008, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks alot! I thought that would be best for him
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-06-2008, 05:41 AM
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When did he sore back start? you sure that its what caused it?

I would give him a few days off and make sure that when you go back, you use plenty of paddind.

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