Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wi born & bred, now in FL
I'm not an expert in ANY stretch on the imagination here, and I really don't know anything about jumping, but I just have to ask....
If he's lost cushioning in his spine which causes pinching when he is jumping, then I'm thinking jumping would be a no go, right? And if you have to give him bute to keep the pain at bay now...then it will only get worse later on & the more you jump him, right? How serious is this kind of injury & will it get worse the more he's jumped?
I'm not wanting to get yelled at by members here, I'm curious. I want to know. If you are looking to buy a horse to jump with & use they way you want to, then why would you be looking at a horse that already has back problems and needs pain medication to jump now? Or, if it's something that is ok and can be worked with. And...what is "kissing spine"?
Horses are God's apology for men.