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post #11 of 18 Old 12-11-2013, 11:53 PM
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I think my leathers are like that. impossible to get them absolutely equal. I was looking at some of the few photos I have of myself on horseback, and I am so crooked! it's so obvious in a photo, but I can't feel it at all.
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post #12 of 18 Old 12-13-2013, 08:06 AM
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could you punch extra holes to make them even? It will feel weird at first because you're used to different lengths.
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post #13 of 18 Old 12-13-2013, 08:09 AM
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Did your vet look at the horse's SI joint?
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post #14 of 18 Old 12-13-2013, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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The vet focused mostly on the front left forelock and cannon bone when getting specific, because it seemed a little off, but after X rays, and an Ultra Sound, she was declared sound. I'm not exactly sure what SI is short for though. He did a thorough lameness exam.

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SI is short for Sacro-iliac joint. It's the area (we have them too) that connects the sacrum to the pelvis. The link is to a pic and a little article which I haven't read yet, but the pic is good...hopefully you can open it. My horse has a similar problem to the left. As soon as I ask for the canter he pins his ears and doesn't want to pic up the lead. Once he does he doesn't like holding it and kicks out if you ask him to go too forward before he's warmed up. And he doesn't like going straight to the left. To the right he's a dream!!! Vet said it's SI joint and he's going to have it injected. Hopefully that helps! I'll let you know!

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post #16 of 18 Old 12-14-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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My barn manager/trainer/friend says its probably because she is dropping her shoulder

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Update. She is dropping her shoulder, because I'm dropping mine, I didn't know I was though, I am riding her in a certain way that is causing this
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post #18 of 18 Old 12-18-2013, 04:25 PM
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Update. She is dropping her shoulder, because I'm dropping mine, I didn't know I was though, I am riding her in a certain way that is causing this
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Yep it's hard to keep *everything* together!

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