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post #1 of 3 Old 07-26-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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hmmm? sore back?

Sunny hasnt been ridden since the beginning of June.. So it couldnt be a saddle fit problem.. but when I was brushing him with a metal like brush( for loose hair) he kinda mm.. ducked(?) away as if he was in pain.. when I ran it down his back..

Sure enough I checked with my thumb.. and as soon as I put pressure on his withers.. and a certain spot in the middle of his back.. He either makes his back go down( i dont know how to explain.. or backs up.. and shakes his head..)

My question is.. could it be because hes feet need trimmed.. BADLY..( Ive told my parents about this)

He is starting to kinda drag his back feet.. even more now..( he does sometimes so not sooo unusual) Could he need an adjustment? I can get videos if needed:)

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-26-2013, 12:50 PM
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Well, yes it could be from needing his feet trimmed.

Even WE need to be shod at the correct angles to be comfortable. There are times when standing for 8-10 hours in the wrong shoes that will KILL your neck and back.

Get his feet done ASAP, and if the problem still persists, get a chiropractor out.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-28-2013, 11:54 PM
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Make sure you take care of those feet asap because it can lead to lameness or worse.

Also make sure your saddle actually fits. You'll need a saddle evaluation by a saddle fitter.

Chiropractor is also a good idea.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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