Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Great video on Yoga for horses - I think I'll have to give that a try :)
I <3 Sally Swift.
Something I learnt a long time ago, during my Pony Club Days...something I was taught by an Olympic GP Jumper. I was fortunate enough, along with many others in the area who were involved with Pony Club got to ride under the great Ian Millar. While it was eons ago, I will always remember his words....
"A good rider, blames themself. A poor rider, blames their horse"
That has always stuck with me, and always will.
And another phrase that has stuck with me, was something I read in an article written by an Olympic Dressage Rider "No matter how loud we talk, our horses aren't going to understand our language. It is our job to learn their language, not theirs to learn ours"
Back to your saddle - you've made COUNTLESS posts about finding some corrective pad to fix your poorly fit saddle, which is aparent in you pictures......your horse, in no manner, will relax, soften and round his back because it hurts him to do so.
Until you get a properly fitted saddle, I wouldn't worry about anything until it is remedied. He is evading the poor saddle fit, so therefore, no matter what you do, he wont reach up to it because it hurts.
No "magic" pad will fix that.