Originally Posted by Palomine
Feed too hot for amount of work he is getting I imagine, but also something pain related could be it.
He was out of work most of the winter and then in late january we started working again. First once a week and now we are working a couple of hours 3 times a week. My trainer and I are mainly working on his topline and getting him to stretch down correctly for dressage. We do not use any gadgets, no martingales, no yucky bits (he's in a happy mouth double joint snaffle) no draw reins, just his own effort on my now correct "ask."
At first I chalked it up to just being sore from just getting back into work, and using muscles in his back he hasn't used before. But it just gradually gets worse. I don't know, I'm getting so frustrated. I wish the vet could make time for him NOW. LOL.
I'm on my way to Farmer Co Op to get him strategy healthy edge and then I'm going to search out a good magnesium supplement. The vet agreed to try these two things and to cut his smart pak down to just the SmartGut Ultra, which he still wants him taking. We will see how he is in a few days.
The vet says if he gets better after bout 48 hours it was most likely diet and Cin should still be fine for the show on April 6. If not, we may have to scratch...which my husband will LOVE as we have about 200 bucks in show fees we will lose. But it's what is best for Cinny, we can't have him in a show situation if h isn't "right."