Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Have you tried a fly bonnet on her, or tried clipping her mane so it doesn't touch her ears, and braid up her forelock so it doesn't tickle her ears? Is the browband too tight? Does the saddle fit well?
If you haven't had a chiropractor out, I highly suggest using one. Or even a vet.
Maia did this as well, and I had her teeth done, tried switching bits, had her saddle professionally fitted, had a couple chiropractors out, and she still did it - to this day I don't know why, but it seemed that keeping her mane and forelock away helped.
The only explanation that helped explain it was that Maia was growing a bit. She was 5 or 6, and in her final growth phase, which explained why she "hopped" up into a trot and had trouble keeping together from a canter to trot.
I'm sorry this isn't much help.
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