Originally Posted by bubba13
She's actually not sweet on the ground, in the pasture, for the farrier, for the vet, in a house, with a mouse, in a box, or with a fox, she does not like green eggs and ham....you get the picture.
I do, however, think there's a potential she is back sore. Her saddle was actually custom-made to fit her years back. However, I noticed over the past season that as she gained more muscle in the shoulder she started to get dry spots behind and below her withers. I was in the process of seeing if I could correct the problem with therapeutic saddle pads when she got hurt again.
At the moment, since she is still atrophied and out of shape, it's not an issue. And certainly from all outward appearances the saddle seems to fit. But I'm suspicious all the same and intend to have the vet give her back the once-over when it's time for spring vaccinations here in the near future.
In one of your posts I thought you said that she was nice and easy to handle on the ground, sorry.
You might want to look into one of those pads that you can custom shim to help with her saddle fit, especially if you are bringing her back from an injury and she could change shape even more.
You can check if your mare is sore just by applying steady pressure on either side of her spine, and where you are seeing excessive wet or dry spots, I do that with Blue from time to time since I have been having such issues with saddle fit. Its pretty easy to tell where he is sore!