Originally Posted by OneFastHorse
Just an FYI...
If your horses is standing ackward like that he may be trying to get weight off another part of his body b/c of pain. Could be a back issue (may need to see a chiro), could be a foot issue (such as founder or laminitis). Can you post photos of him standing like you are describing?
I can try. It doesn't seem like pain. Last night it was more of this thought running through his head " Whoa what is that thing" and pushed back without moving really moving anything but maybe his front hooves sliding back a little. So that's when I thought maybe he was nervous and then thought well maybe he was taught to do that, IDK I just like to know why he does that things he does. Like I said he did it with me on his back at a gymkhana out of nowhere like he's bored and then another time at the same gymkhana in his pen( I think the saddle was still on---) so maybe it was girth pinch. He did it another time I had him at the hitching post with nothing on and just decided it was time for a "stretch". So that's what I mean about no consistency. So I don't know if he does it when nervous, bored, or just a stretch. He doesn't ever seem to be in any pain. He just had his feet done, sheath cleaned and teeth floated and I rub all over him to see if he is showing soreness and he just practically falls alseep. Sorry this reply is so long I just wanted to make sure all the facts were out there