I have had my OTTB Elly for 8 months. She has been in our family for 9 years, ever since she left the track at 5yo.
She has been ridden for pleasure over the years. Since owning her, I have been doing some ground work with her to build my confidence. I haven't ridden her because I have always thought she was quite stiff with her posture and walking. I know nothing about horses but my instincts were telling me something wasn't right with her.
I had an equine chiropractor out today who said she was very very sore in places, very tender to touch, tried to bite and kick him when he applied pressure to many areas. He worked with her, popping her back into place all over! I heard the pops! And even to my untrained eye, her body seemed so much more... relaxed? Softer? After he had treated her.
After working with her, he said she is an incredibly sweet girl and will make a wonderful horse when I manage to be her boss instead of the other way around! We are working on that...
It was a fascinating, educational experience. He was very generous with his time and knowledge.
I took some photos today, I would love some feedback of her conformation.