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    04-07-2007, 08:46 PM
wierd habbit

So I recently started to lease this horse and he has some quirks. When I first mount him he seems to get tense in the back and neck and kind of scrunch up in the neck but then after a few walk steps he just relaxes and is normal. Could he have back problems?
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    04-07-2007, 09:35 PM
Do you use a mounting block?

A lot of stress is put on a horse's withers when mounting from the ground. A block helps eliminate some of the twisting. What you describe is generally pretty normal - a lot of horses become a bit uncomfortable when being mounted. As long as the tension fades immediately and isn't persistent, I wouldn't worry.
    04-08-2007, 09:51 AM
I think a massage therapist or chiropractor might be good to call.
    04-10-2007, 02:28 AM
Yes, I think a chiropractor or even a vet could be given a call.
It could be something that could develop into something serious if not seen to. It could also just be a slightly pulled muscle that's bothering him. Has he always done this?

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