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post #11 of 21 Old 09-27-2013, 10:45 PM
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On a side note, I must say your a very polite!
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-27-2013, 11:11 PM
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LOL I was just thinking that to myself :) Love it.

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-27-2013, 11:19 PM
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Here's a tho't. Where is the donkey in relation to where you are working this horse. Try asking for a canter going toward the donkey and see if he continues with his cranky attitude. At least you'd find out if it's a buddy sour issue or if something else is going on.
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Aww, thank you! I am just really appreciative to anyone who would take the time to read my post, much less write to help. I am at such a loss here with having no one else to help me, nor people I can go to for advice. It's so nice to have been able to come here on a whim just hoping to get some help, and sure enough I am able to meet such nice and helpful people. :)
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post #15 of 21 Old 09-28-2013, 12:19 AM
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Good, many new comers come here and cop a 'tude when people make suggestions. Usually because its not the shortcut answer they are looking for. It might take time, money or cutting back on their favorite discipline (or all 3!) and they don't want to hear it. I'm glad your willing to take the time to help your horse!
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-01-2013, 02:55 AM
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It sounds like you and your horse are very "in tune," so listen to your gut, and listen to any little clues he may give you, as well. The vet and chiropractor are excellent suggestions. Another possibility might be to have a horse massage therapist out to see him. Maybe you can find a combination chiro/massage professional.
And... hope this doesn't sound too kooky... you might try an animal communicator. Sometimes a talented communicator can help to shed some light on a difficult issue or situation.
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-01-2013, 03:52 AM
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Have you palpated (poked/massaged) his back/withers/hind end to see if he's coming up sore anywhere?

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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Have you palpated (poked/massaged) his back/withers/hind end to see if he's coming up sore anywhere?
That may not always work Sky. I'd like to think I'm pretty experienced in many aspects of equine categories...Yet when I was poking/prodding Rumor before her adjustment, she never reacted to me. My Chiro hit just the right spot with her and she tucked her butt like she got bit by something.

Unless your as experienced as Chiro/massage therapist, you may miss something. I certainly did.
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That may not always work Sky. I'd like to think I'm pretty experienced in many aspects of equine categories...Yet when I was poking/prodding Rumor before her adjustment, she never reacted to me. My Chiro hit just the right spot with her and she tucked her butt like she got bit by something.

Unless your as experienced as Chiro/massage therapist, you may miss something. I certainly did.
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No I definitely agree with you, just sometimes there is apparently soreness and it's good to have an idea of what is going on entirely. Kind of like a full body check. I check for heat, swelling, apparent soreness, changes in attitude, in gait, gum colour, etc. so that I have something to tell the vet/chiro.

I'd never go without either if my horse was off like this.

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post #20 of 21 Old 10-01-2013, 05:24 PM
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OP, if you're willing to say what general area you live in, some people on here might be able to give you a chiro recommendations if it's hard to talk with your barn owner.

Like others posting here, I have a mare (19 years old) who seems to really benefit from the chiro every 6 months or so- she is particularly prone to throwing her right hip out of alignment. Her workload is very similar to what you described for your horse.

I also think the suggestion of exploring the buddy sour issue is a good one.

Good luck!
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