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post #1 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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horsey back problems?

ok my mare stormy is 12 she was probablly a broodmare for idk half of her life. (i didnt own her then) but her back is always hurting her.. i was currying her one day and i noticed the closer i got to her spine she started flinching and backing up i ran my hand down her back and pressed and she jumped away from me. well i just figured she was alittle sore maybe she popped it rolling whatever. a couple weeks after that i was tightening the girth and she tried to bite me luckily my friend was holding her head or she would have took a chunk out of my arm. and stormy just isnt a biter so i was like ok? she acted fine that day and she didnt act like she was in pain when i rode her so i just figured she wasnt in the mood for a ride and the whole biting thing was just her pmsing. but when my farrier came out i told him about it and he said her back was hurting her and he would check it. well he ran his hand down her spine just like i did and she flipped out she jumped forward. it was obvious she was in pain. my farrier said he knew how to pop her back and he would teach me. ( i know and trust him he's the dad of a old friend) so i let him do it and when he did it she jumped forward again. & i heard her back pop. afterward i ran my hand down her back and she didnt flinch she was in no pain at all. jay ( my farrier) told me her back was sore bc she was getting up and age and years of being a broodmare puts stress on there backs & that i needed to pop it when she started flinching otherwwise she would buck and act a fool. i told him i would but im scared to do it and hurt her i dont wanna screw up her back more but shes always sore. idk what i should do?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 06:16 PM
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It could be an effect of overbreeding, i see that alot on overbred horses.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-29-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by morganshow11 View Post
It could be an effect of overbreeding, i see that alot on overbred horses.

yeah thats what i thought. but idk what to do about it.. she tried to buck once the other day when her back was sore but other than that she doesnt really act up bc of it. but i dont want her to be in pain. like i can pop it i just dont want to seriously damage something. i dont see what my other option is though?

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If I were you, I would have a chiropractor look at her.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-30-2009, 12:10 AM
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I second the chiropractor. As much as you trust your farrier, his specialty is feet, not chiropractics. You can really do damage if you do something incorrectly. I would get someone who specializes in chiropractics.

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