Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Alright so, Ice and I have gotten over his issue with the arena, but he's a little stiff on his left turns. I know he flexes perfectly, because he turns around to look at me all the time. But, nonetheless, he stiffens up when I ask for a left turn, and instead sort of does a continuous half pass to the right....from the saddle, I can see his head is turning, but his butt is not following suit. It feels like I almost need a spur to tell him to move his hips. Also, it feels kind of like he's leaning to the right? Could it just be my balance, or could it be something else?
If it helps, he does have some sort of knot near his croup...like in the base of his spine on his left side if I remember correctly. It doesnt hurt him when I press down on it as far as I can tell, he doesn't pin his ears and lunge at me like he usually has no problem doing when I do something he doesn't like. Its not a hump, it really does just feel like a knot.....