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  1. Horse Health
    Deep breath. https://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack-equipment/where-do-you-start-when-looking-815239/ This is my previous thread about saddles. We have a 16 year old curly mare. She was fine for the first 3 weeks we had her but then my husband got a bee up his... well, big guy decided to ride...
  2. Horse Health
    Looking for some advice. One of my mares had a horse shelter land on her back/ hips tow years ago in a bad wind storm and has since been unsound. The vets assume that she fractured her pelvis. She has had legend shots, acupuncture and laser therapy done on her and that has helped a ton! She...
  3. Horse Health
    So I know a topline develops from the horse stretching long and low. Many saddle seat horses I know have an excellent topline even though they hold their heads high. Is it possible to develop a topline like that? And if so what are some exercises I can do on my Saddlebred? *no hate against...
  4. Horse Health
    Hi all, my mare has been having some issues lately with stiffness in her back (which really presented itself on her right hind). A reputable physiotherapist came out to see her, and said she was stiff in her lower back (rump area)...she proceeded to manipulate her to loosen everything as much...
  5. Horse Health
    My mare Pepper is 14 years old and 15.1hh. Previously used as a kid's horse, so I have no idea how she has the wasted muscle in her back like she does. I didn't realize how sunken in her back was until I rode her bareback yesterday. HOO boy! Let's just say it was not very pleasant. :lol: I...
  6. Horse Health
    I got my horse about 5 months ago. hes a 17 year old paint gelding. Im trying to figure out if my horse needs a chiropractor or not. I have a vet coming out next friday to give coggins and rabies, but im tempted to cancel it and wait till june to get shots and his teeth floated together. As it...
  7. Horse Health
    My 5 year old arabian, who Ive had for 9 months has developed this issue with her withers. Around April she began twitching around her withers and acting like it causes discomfort. Due to this, we got her fitted to a new saddle. Although after a few months of using the saddle, it did not seem...
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Been going back and forth about this for maybe three days lol. I was looking back at old riding videos and I saw my horse using a bumper pad and I said to myself: Well that's weird. Looked in a few more videos and the bumper pad is present in almost all of them! Then suddenly it disappears...
  9. Saddle and Saddle Fitting Queries
    I realize that this is a saddle issue, not a horse issue. I got my first horse last fall (a year ago) and a saddle for her shortly after. The trainer I had told me that it fit her fine. I think it does, but I don't have a saddle rack yet so it's a bit out of form and the wool on the bottom of...
  10. Horse Health
    I posted before about my horse having sore feet, which we determined was thrush and have successfully battled it. I'm still putting tea tree oil on her hooves a couple of times a week but they are getting better and better! After starting to lightly ride her after we determined she was sound, I...
  11. Horse Health
    So I had the chiropractor come out yesterday and Blue was pretty much ok, except that she said he needs more muscle on his back and withers. What are some good exercises for me to do with him and are there/what kind of saddle pads/witer pads I can use temorarily when I ride while I build up his...
  12. Horse Health
    I have an arabian-type paint mare. She is 15 years old, a very easy keeper and has foundered once in the past. Her feet are in very good condition now and dont seem to bother her at all. She has somewhat of a "pot belly". It hangs low and her back arches slightly. She is a wonderfully broke mare...
  13. English Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    I have had the problem of my left shoulder going forward for a while now. My instructor and i found out that it stemmed from having my left heel jammed forward. well, i fixed that problem but my left shoulder still drifts forward and its really hard to get back where it supposed be and as soon...
  14. Horse Health
    My horse has never had a problem with being back sore before, but of course a couple days before we're leaving for a big show, she's back sore. I don't think it's a problem with my saddle fitting, but i'm going to have a professional saddle fitter look at it just in case. I didn't do anything...
  15. Horse Health
    Okay, so, My gelding wont canter with a rider on his back. I have only seen him canter when he knows its lunch time, and even then, its only for a few short strides. I'm nervous. I know it could be alot of things and I'm just trying to figure it out. We do need a farrier to come out since the...
  16. Horse Health
    Hi, all. After working in barns and taking lessons for about 3 years now, I have found a new instructor who has this big AQH mare that I connected with. She rode her without issue. I (I am a plus sized rider, about 250 more take than give) (and 6'0") rode her for about an hour with no problem...
  17. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Seems like every saddle that I put on my quarter horse, it slips back as I ride. Any suggestions? A breastplate/collar helps some but it doesnt completely correct it. I am a larger rider so would that have something to do with it? Thanks in advance!
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My gelding has always been pretty hollow through the back and pulls himself along with his forelegs. I was wondering if anyone could help me with getting him to work through his back and engage the hindquarters? I eventually want to ride him in 3des, so I really want to work on the basics and...
  19. Horse Talk
    I have a 7 year old QH. I am working on halter with her but everytime I trot with her shin pins her ears back. There are no horses around to scare her and this does not happen when I ride her. I can't figure out if I am doing something wrong or if she is scared of something. Any ideas??
  20. Horse Health
    Ill make this as short as possible. About 2 months ago, my mare was found hung up in panels, she was almost dead. Her body was twisted, front legs tucked up and laying on her left shoulder. Her back legs were stuck up in the second or third rung, making her hips almost flat, like on her back...
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