I was not sure where to put this. I really feel that much od this may be the need for a chiro, which will be scheduled once I know exactly when my guy will be home, but it will be the end of the month. Here is the issue. As many of you know, my guy has been in true reining training now since last october. Not much time at all, in the big picture, I know, but he has made huge progress. His lope has always been really nice and comfy. However-he is now, after loping more circles than I would ever imagine possible......HORRIBLE to the left. His gait is SO rough it is absolutely killing my back. Trainer says it doesn't look bad, which it doesn't when I watch, but to ride-it is a killer. It feels like he is crossfiring. That is the only way to describe it. It is sort of a twisting motion and is really hard to sit. Makes no difference if we go fast or slow. Horrible either way. Right lead is fine and still really comfortable. Any ideas what I can do in the meantime until I can get the chiro there? Seems to just be getting worse. I am not sure what to do, but I will guarantee that if this continues I won;t be able to ride him long at all, as it will ruin MY back.
He is somewhat reluctant to start off, but frankly it is hard to tell if that is just his testing, pissy-at-times attitude or that it bothers him. Once going he seems comfortable enough, just rough.
Anyone ever experience this? Suggestions? THanks!