She's def a saint, big heart and wants to please!
On her initial exam by the chiropractor, she scored a 9.5 level of pain (on a 1-10 scale, 10 being the worst). The only sign of pain she had ever given before her exam was not wanting to bend to trot a circle and a short, VERY choppy trot, but she was never cinchy, never pinned an ear, never missed a step. And I wasn't just missing it, I am very in tune with my horses behavior and "listening" to them after my gelding came up crippled. Both have improved drastically since her adjustments! She's bending beautifully and is stretching out her trot now.
I should mention also, that she had both hocks and stifles injected for arthritis.
She is being ridden for excersice now. Still has a few knots to work out, but she's not in pain anymore. And yes, her muscle pain was snowballed from her pelvis/hip/spine issue, which is all still being worked on. We are doing some horse yoga for stretching and strengthening. She will, however, always have a drop on that hip and be "tighter" looking on the opposite side because of the damage done to that muscle. She wont ever have that smooth muscled look across her hindquarters. Doesn't effect her riding, but I sure wont be showing her anywhere! =)
Also, her chest has damage from being run threw a barbwire fence sometime when she was young. When she is wet, you can see all of her scars. Maybe that's whats "funky"?
One is closer to God's heart on a horse than anywhere else on earth!