Originally Posted by Stichy
I honestly feel that was a bit rude...I didn't know something would be wrong with her. I take as much care of her as I possibly can, and I can assure you I'm going to be taking more care of her.
I agree, that could have been phrased better... You're doing the right thing by trying to find out what's wrong with your horse.
But I do completely agree this could be a very serious issue and it would be best not to ride this horse until a vet/chiro/massage therapist has seen her. I'd start with a chiro, personally this sounds like a sore back or strained muscles. If that clears I'd call a vet, if that clears I'd go to a massage therapist to work out any sore/stiff muscles. If all else proves nothing is wrong I'd get a professional tack fitter out.
If everything is perfect, that's when I'd treat this like a training issue.
Always look at potential pain issues if a willing horse is suddenly unwilling to do something, or continually unwilling to do something that requires the same type of action.