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        04-01-2013, 11:37 AM
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        04-01-2013, 01:47 PM
    Is this vet local to you? They do chiro too

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        04-01-2013, 01:52 PM
    It sounds like she is just back sore. I would still have the other vet come and see what he / she says, but without seeing your horse it sounds like her back was injured. Could be she pulled a muscle slipping or running around, her conformation, or the fact she is ridden bareback. Most horses are fine with being ridden bareback, but perhaps in a combination of a long back or being younger, the weight in one spot or you bouncing around a little bit (not saying you are a bad rider, but everyone bounces some bareback!) could be too much strain on her back.

    Casey went a little back-sore after a long backpacking trip and we brought her to the chiropractor a couple weeks later and after she worked on her, Casey was perfectly sound, and happy! I believe it was a combination of 5+ hour rides (with a couple breaks) each day, and her longer back.

    Edit - getting a good liniment, I love sore-no-more, and rubbing it on her back might help, as well as cold hosing if it isn't too cold out there.
        04-01-2013, 07:18 PM
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    I would definitely go for a chiropractor/masseuse (or both - sometimes they work best in conjunction). I've known lots of horses with sore backs and while it can take a while with supple-ing exercises and rest, often they get better.

    There are varying opinions regarding bareback riding. One of them is that riding bareback causes all your weight to be concentrated on a small area, and there is no cushioning to the horses back for you moving around. Most people still ride bareback, but many people don't do it all that often, or that long. Perhaps this is making the problem a little worse (even if it didn't cause it)?

    I hope you can fix it.
        04-02-2013, 10:30 AM
    She hasn't been ridden since September, winter here is far to harsh to ride in. Since I live a top one of the highest ridges in PA, and one of the windiest. I finally got a few pics sorry if they aren't that good. It's not HERDA, she has no other symptoms, and it's a muscle under her skin that is wrinkled or bulged, i'll show you in the was snowing yesterday when I did them, but it was the best time for her to cooperate with me because she was eating and comfortable.
    And once again I can't upload the pics....i'm getting very mad at HF photo uploader right now...
        04-02-2013, 10:31 AM
    No AlexS they are way north of me, about an hour or so...
        04-02-2013, 10:54 AM
    This is what it looks like from the side view, I kind of marked it with red. Sorry they're not the greatest, my computer is being totally difficult.

    This is what it looks like when you look at it, I circled it in red, if you can see it. Sorry for such bad quality, but I can't upload the pics from my camera...
        04-02-2013, 11:14 AM
    Can you haul her to that vet?
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        04-02-2013, 11:16 AM
    Closest one is about 40min from my house....i could, but i'm not too sure how well it would go....
        04-02-2013, 11:33 AM
    Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers    
    No AlexS they are way north of me, about an hour or so...
    An hour isn't that bad. Its a least a phone call to see if they will come out and service you; they may even have other clients close by and they can make a day of it. Never know if you don't call.

    Originally Posted by Elizabeth Bowers    
    Closest one is about 40min from my house....i could, but i'm not too sure how well it would go....
    Ok. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. But now it just sounds like you're coming up with excuses why NOT to take the extra step to get an answer. No one on this forum can give you a diagnosis. You will have to have another vet look at the horse.
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