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Symptoms of a Poor Saddle Fit

SYMPTOMS OF A SORE BACKED HORSE
 

  • Horse is hard to catch
  • When I brush him, he drops in his back.
  • When I go to saddle him, he drops in his back or he gets "antsy" and moves back and forth.
  • While girthing, pins his ears and possibly tries to bite me
  • When I first get on my horse, he walks away very quickly and rapidly
  • While riding his head is always way in the air.
  • While transitioning up and down the horse gets hard in my hands
  • Doesn't bend as easily to one side as the other.
  • Doesn't go down slopes easily
  • While jumping he refuses more jumps the longer in competition
  • While in small circles, changes canter leads in the hind legs
  • Disposition changes for the worse

 

"YOU HAVE ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED HORSES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME" - Robert Dover