Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
One thing you can do that I have learned from an equine osteopath to help her back, would be to take the handle of a hoof pick, and run it along her belly (not light pressure, but definately not a lot of pressure either). This basically stimulates a particular nerve that runs along the belly, and she should pick up her back a little bit with her muscles. If you do this every day, that will help her supporting muscles grow, and in turn support her back better. I have actually seen a horse's sway back pick up about six inches to the point where the sway was barely detectable over the course of six weeks.