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post #1 of 15 Old 01-18-2012, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Is he okay???

My QH Gelding has an issue on his girth and I don't know what it is???
I'll go to put the saddle on and then bring the girth over his belly and he pins his ears back as far as he and and raises head, and tries to bite me. Even if I just touch it with my hand...and he doesn't have the saddle on. Is this bad? Can I do anything about it? I've had him for three years and he's 13 years old, ever since I got him he was like this but it just never seemed to get any better. And whenever we would have the vet come over he would say he's a healthy horse?

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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Over cinching, saddle fit, maybe he simply does not like being cinched. I have a horse that does this and I had her vetted with no physical issues. The saddle and girth were checked and the saddle fits well. I am not the first owner so my thought is maybe who ever broke her or who rode her after cinched her too tight or hard. She never has dry spots or is sore so.......Maybe it is mental.

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post #3 of 15 Old 01-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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I don't think it's your doing. He's always been crotchety with his cinch, even when he was doing lessons.

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Exclamation Is he okay?

My QH Gelding is 13 years old and i've had him for 3 years now and he has something wrong with his girth or something?
When ever i would put the saddle on him and bring the girth right over he would pin his ears back as far as he can, raise his head and then try to bite me? Is he okay? is there something i can do? Whenever the vet would come and check on my horses he'd say he's a healthy horse?

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post #5 of 15 Old 01-18-2012, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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oooh okay thanks BornToRun.... wait... BORNTORUN?!?!?! what class r u in?!?!?!
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Like I said on your other post, it's a life long problem he's had ;)

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He does this as you're bringing the chinch to cinch it up? If so, he's just cinchy, nothing is "wrong" with him health wise. At some point in time others who cinched him up either did it waaay to tight, or didn't attach it properly and it hurt him. It is now a defensive move for him. Just take your time, don't put up with him biting you. He may never get away from this, unfortunatly. But with some help he may make some great improvement.

Make sure you don't overtighten the cinch. When you first tack up just tighten the cinch just enough so the saddle won't fall off, then once you get everything else ready to go, tighten it a bit more. Then walk to where you are going to get on, and do one last tightening on it. Makes it a lil easier on the boy.


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post #8 of 15 Old 01-18-2012, 10:45 AM
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oooh okay thanks BornToRun.... wait... BORNTORUN?!?!?! what class r u in?!?!?!
I'm not in class. I ditched. Haha lol no MSIP

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aaaaah thats make sense :)
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lol i know i saw it, lol i thought it didn't post lmao XD
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