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Hey everyone .... names Jenny, knew ... x
Anyway this thread is about my Pony, shes a 14.2 hh Welsh sec d x Irish Cob. We moved yards 2 months ago as she was unhappy at the old one ... since then she has cheered up hugely and is back in forward going mode :) but in the last couple of weeks she has not been well at all. It started when my friend was riding her and Whisper refused to canter, so I got on and she bucked alot. I do not ride her a lot in winter but it is slowly getting worse and at the moment as soon as I get on she gets very up set and lashes out. She is also very sensitive aroung her belly and if you touch it she kicks out or tries to bite. Obviously I have now called the vet but they are not getting out til Wednesday, so I am very worried.
Does anyone have any ideas what this could be ?x
 

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Can you gently run your fingers down her back and see if she is tender at all? I am not sure about the belly/internal things- the vet will have to help you out with that one.

Good luck! Maybe the vet can come out sooner?
 

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Agree with previous suggestion. Or she is in heat & suffering bad cramps. How's her saddle fit? When was the last time it was checked? Horses & saddles both change shape with time, esp if the horse has recently gained or lost muscle or fat, so should be checked around 6 monthly at least. Have you tried riding her bareback & is this any different? Does she react most when you're getting on or off? Horses often also just hurt themselves - pull muscles, whatever - when playing in the paddock. I'd consider getting an equine chiro or such out to treat her & also check her saddle.

Other possibilities are mouth/bit or feet, but bucking when ridden sounds more likely to be bodily/back pain.
 

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Agree with previous suggestion. Or she is in heat & suffering bad cramps. How's her saddle fit? When was the last time it was checked? Horses & saddles both change shape with time, esp if the horse has recently gained or lost muscle or fat, so should be checked around 6 monthly at least. Have you tried riding her bareback & is this any different? Does she react most when you're getting on or off? Horses often also just hurt themselves - pull muscles, whatever - when playing in the paddock. I'd consider getting an equine chiro or such out to treat her & also check her saddle.

Other possibilities are mouth/bit or feet, but bucking when ridden sounds more likely to be bodily/back pain.
I second this. I bought a western saddle brand new my senior year of high school, only to have the tree warp while it was still under warranty. The only way we knew what was happening was my guy's reaction to being asked to pick up his left lead was pinning his ears and refusing when the saddle was on, but he was his normal self bareback. He started biting at the girth and fighting being tacked up before we discovered the problem.
 
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