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post #1 of 2 Old 07-27-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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my back problems...could it be effecting my riding

ok so the horses backs are all fixed now therefore its time to focus on my back lol i had entertained the notion for a while that my back issues are probably going to effect my riding. then when i had someone take some photos of me riding yesterday i noticed i am dropping my right shoulder. its more like my whole right side really. ive never noticed this before but i havent been able to get to the chiropractor myself for a while as ive been spending so much getting jarred and possum sorted

here are the pics that i am noticing it the most in. i do however feel straight when im riding and this is the first time ive noticed this but it is also the first time in ages that i havent been able to get my back done

this next one isnt the best picture but to me, i just look weird.

im wondering if my back issues are causing some of this. i have all my pics from the show last weekend and i cant see any issues with my shoulder or anything.

my back doesnt have a lot of strength but when i go to the chiro regularly it keeps it under control. he gave me some exercises to do to help strengthen my back but they didnt seem to help much. i have the most issues with the right side of my back and my pelvis and my tailbone. my tailbone rotates and puts pressure on my pelvis which sort of pushes it forward a bit. the chiro usually makes sure it stays all straight but if i dont go it goes right out of whack. old injuries

could it be my back or was i just riding terribly yesterday? my stirrups are a little short as we were basically only jumping yesterday.

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-27-2008, 10:58 PM
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It is very possible. I have a terrible back and my riding suffers for it sometimes.
Getting yourself to a chiropractor might sort things out :) But it's not uncommon for people to drop a shoulder - I do it too, you just have to be dilligent and catch yourself when you feel it start to happen.
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