Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
• Horses: 0
I don't think your being off balanced would cause that. Horses can learn to compensate for their riders...
I had a horse that was always clumsy, he had arthritis. It was in it's early stages, and wasn't visible from the outside, he was not lame, he did flex well... But, when I rode him he was always tripping and stumbling. He wasn't really old, not at age 11, and his overall health was great. I sent him off for training as he had some behavior problems, and he was injured at the trainers. When he came back he was quite lame. He couldn't flex at all, and had trouble getting up and down... Put him on glucosamine condroitin and MSM, and in about 6 weeks he was much better. He was also on yucca and some other ingredients that helped with inflamation and pain. Unfortunately he was no longer rideable. I ended up giving him back to the people I bought him from.
You might look for arthritis, or try giving some glucosamine condroitin and MSM. It won't hurt her if she doesn't have arthritis, and if after 6 weeks there is no change, you could take her off them. Just a thought.