Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I won't ride Ronan at more than a walk bareback anymore... He has a VERY prominent wither...
it hurt like a SOB when he transitioned down to a trot from a canter... Even more so when he did a very sharp (which I was otherwise proud of!) transition to the walk.
Yeah. Shark fin withers grind my gears, too. The guy I'm riding for now, well for the last four years, has a knack for finding those mountain bred beasts. Everyone else can hop on on hot summer afternoons bareack and laze around the fields. Not me. Not if I want to be able to move later and not hit the ER!