Originally Posted by CJ82Sky
Pain doesn't always manifest itself as lameness, as my Arabian loves to jump, but refused the 2' jump we've done a million times before, and when I made him do it, he reacted similarly to the horse above. Not only did I come off and get pretty seriously injured (knee - will be a while til I can ride again), but he's got a pretty messed up back with a potentially damaged disk that's also affecting his spinal cord (confirming with further vet and chiro).
I've heard that sometimes, if your own back is bad it can create a problem with your horses back as well. Like for instance, I have scoliosis and my pony has some back issues in the same places as I do. Now were both going for treatment
Originally Posted by StormyBlues
maybe you misundserstood, he jumped BETTER when she yelled and told him to jump it
If he jumped it from a far distance that's not really jumping better, is it? I could be wrong.