Hahaha! I know about the ER and slinging painkillers at everyone that comes in, but that is what many of the patients come in for...that and work excuses...LOL
But I think they would have done a bit more than that if you were seen straight after the unscheduled vaulting
Chiropractors are great, I see one myself. Again, very glad you are ok!!
Non-horse people think it is weird that we call the vet at all hours for our darling horses, but avoid MD's like the plague if we're the one injured
The saddle is new and it sure feels perched up there! Chivas is very mutton withered though. Anyway, I tried it with the pictured pad first and Chivas was relaxed and happy, but I was a bit stiff cause it kept sliding around. (how did you ride wide without a girth?!)
Next I put on a breast collar and things were fine. Rode 3 miles without a problem.
The next day I tried the saddle with only a thin cotton dressage pad. The saddle fit great & didn't move a bit, but Chivas was not happy. So I added a gel pad on top of it, and it felt great, but talk about perched up there! I was high in the sky! It felt weird being perched up there, but Chivas settled down and I was sitting great & soooo comfortable. I figured if I was on a massive horse everything would be fitting great
I am vey much looking forward to seeing the Torsion, it is a 15" and comes with a pad with inserts in it, so maybe it will work.
I've never even seen a treeless saddle in person, but i thought it would be best for Chivas with his weird conformation. I still think it will work, especially after riding it one. I can't express just how good it felt to be in correct position on Chivas, and him moving well without restriction.
Once the Torsion comes, I'll take more pictures and start a thread on the whole issue so as not to bog down this one. Gotta leave plenty of room for PaintedHorse's fabulous pictures.