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post #11 of 14 Old 02-12-2010, 02:54 PM
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Sounds like her last owner caused the problem and you just irritated it. At least you knew enough to call the vet in to look. I hope she recovers quickly.
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-13-2010, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Gidgit is 7 or 8 years old.
She is still fairly young.

I am going to get a new saddle as well as another saddle pad.
I'm going to start completely over with her tack. The vet really helped me out. Some people said the tack fit her and I am new so I just figured they knew that they were talking about. But it comes down too far so I am now having a professional fit her and I will get a nice shock absorbent saddle pad.

Thank you all for the posts.

I did her stretches and massages. Gave her some put as well. She was sore at when I first started her massage around her neck(there is a lot of tension) so she reared up but I calmed her down and talked to her softly and let me do it several other times and I did some lunging(didn't make her trot but made her walk in circles).
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-13-2010, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JustLeaveIt2Mya View Post
if you saddle is pinching her i had the same prob. with my girl she was acting crazy and i had no idea why so i asked for help and found out my saddle was pinching her b/c my girl has high withers! so i bought this pad
Professional's Choice- Charmayne James SMx Air Ride OrthoSport Barrel Saddle Pad

it's quite an investment but its deff. worth it!
it worked for my horsie :) & i dont do barrels, i do pleasure classes i
picked this pad cause its smaller so it will fit under my pretty show
blanket :)

hope this helps :)
Thank you. I have seen pads like this and yes they are spendy but I need tack that will bring her comfort and not pain so I will be looking at some pads for her within a month or so..once she is healed.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-13-2010, 04:12 AM
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Parelli has a pad that is self inflating and uses air pockets to distribute pressureWestern :: Western Theraflex (TM) Self-Inflating Pad, I don't now where to find a non name brand one, but I think if you looked around you could find one. I think this coupled with a properly fitted saddle will make her much more comfortable when you start riding again.

Hope she recovers quickly and i would definitely look into a professional equine chiropractor, you will be amazed at what they can dig up and fix.

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