Riding a slightly roach backed horse
Hello fellow horse enthusiasts!
This is my first post on this forum, and I am seeking someone who has more experience than I. My gelding, Max, has a slight roach back, brought on by injury rather than genetics. Is it possible to ride a horse with a slight roach back? His back doesn't seem to cause him discomfort when he moves, and I have been giving him hill work to help strengthen his topline, in addition to core exercises. I initially had him scheduled for chiropractic care, but the woman hasn't been able to fit me into her schedule. The massage therapist came out and have him a full body, filmed him trotting and forwarded the video into the chiropractor. She then told me there was nothing she could do for him because he had a roach back. I am at the point where I am thinking I want a second opinion. Any advice or experience in dealing with this type of injury would be greatly appreciated!😊