Hello, everyone. I am new to the forum.
I was wondering if you could help me determine what is wrong with my horse's lumbar area and hindquarters? I do not really know how to describe the problem other than looking "off". If you have looked at a lot of horses, you know what is "normal" and what isn't. My horse is the latter.
My horse is a rescue, so I do not know her actual age and breed. They said she was four-years-old (currently, thirteen-ish) Tennessee Walker. She has had this problem for as long as I have had her (seven/eight years).
She is currently on pasture, grass hay, and multiple different kinds of salt blocks 24/7/365. She is fed one pound (453.6 grams) of Topline-Advantage/
mixed with approximately four, eight-ounce (226.8 grams) cups of timothy pellets (I stated the volume, not the weight).
She is not getting ridden that much due to her saddle not fitting and it being too hot. I either ride bareback or just do groundwork. I live in a very hilly location so she is worked on hills almost every day. She is also in a hilled pasture.
I do not know what is wrong. Although I have not specifically asked a vet what is wrong, they never mentioned it, and she has been seen by some of the best in-state vets.
Here are the possible causes that I can think of:
- Hunter's Bump/Rump
- Old Injury
Please let me know what you think it is. If you know, how can I go about fixing it, assuming it can be fixed.
She is standing on relatively flat ground, but she is not standing square.
Edit: I do not know why one picture is sideways nor know how to fix it. Sorry.