How To Recognize Problem Muscles #1

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by smash, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. chavi

    chavi Well-known Member

    What a fascinating and interesting thread, thanks for that Smash. A nice bit of reading for the evening after reading all 24 pages in one go :)* I'm not a horse owner, but I'll be sussing out my lesson horse to see what I can spot in him when I see him on Friday.
     
  2. Lexie

    Lexie Well-known Member

    Thanks! *hug*
    So would a chiropracter be good?
    Shes definitely not starved hehe.
    Thanks again and again and again !:)*:eek::))
     
  3. Babe

    Babe Well-known Member

    Whereabouts are you lexie? I know a very good chiro from perth that untrapped my boys nerve......he was very sore from it#(
     
  4. Lexie

    Lexie Well-known Member

    Hazelmere (Midland :D)
     
  5. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    glad you enjoyed the read chevi.
    lexie, she is definently not starved at all LOL LOL
    but do get the info of babe, and see if he could help you.
    cheers
     
  6. Sugar's Mum

    Sugar's Mum Gold Member

    thought youwould be interested to know smash how my girl is getting on.

    After seeing the massage therapist adn a new saddle my girl is much happier. Girthiness has gone. It was around for a little while as she had develpoed the habit of worrying about the saddle. We have been jumping a few smalls jumps and she is happy. Her hind feet no longer drag.

    If she does get a little tight then I give her a massage and she is happy and works well. She has turned into a little bit of a slug in that she is so relaxed at the time she is almost asleep lol.

    She is still very one sided and doesn't like cantering on her right lead but she is an ex racehorse and I am sure has trained almost completely on the left rein.

    At almost 17 years old I dont know that I will get her balanced but she is certainly happy and chilled out.
     
  7. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    sugars mum,
    i am glad your girl is feeling better, you can only do your best
    it is hard to guage what wear and tear they have had in their life before you. as long as they are relaxed and happy, that is the main thing
    cheers
     
  8. Midas

    Midas Well-known Member

    ohhh can you look at my pony!

    I'm sure he has some!
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  9. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    hi midas,
    where do you see or think there is a problem ???
    cheers
     
  10. Midas

    Midas Well-known Member

    from his poll to the bottom of his neck.... possibly?
    maybe through his shoulder?

    I will find a pic where he's not wearing a ribbon LOL silly me!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2009
  11. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    it would be great to see some more photos, of him standing relaxed and no ribbons midas.
    cheers
     
  12. Midas

    Midas Well-known Member

    sorry smash! I'm a bad horse owner I only have show pics!!
    is this better?
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  13. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    hi midas,
    ok, now this first one "looks like" was a younger shot, as he is not as mature looking in this photo as the next one.
    but you are correct, neck (not poll area), shoulders and hip
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    with muscles much better toned in this photo, you can see he has the problems (i did not circle the neck in this one, as the ribbon hides if the muscle actualy does or does not have a Knot) as the neck looks fine
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    you can see the lack of muscle tone near the wither area.
    hope that is helpful.
    cheers
     
  14. Midas

    Midas Well-known Member

    yes thanks Smash, though these pics were all taken on the same day :)
     
  15. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    wow really, looks like a good year apart LOL
     
  16. Orlaithe

    Orlaithe Well-known Member

    Just an update on Lilly. She has come back into work after a diet overhaul, massage, chiro and has been in work 2.5 weeks. She's doing amazing!

    I have a new horse, in appearance, personality, and to ride. She had been getting heaps of treatment before this. I have just come at the problems from a different angle.

    Since the sacroilliac subluxation, Lilly has never been able to canter in a circle, not since I broke her in before the injury. Today we got both leads, a good quality canter AND we rode a grid of six jumps in a row. She has never jumped! She stayed straight and steady.

    I have a new horse. After 12 long months of frustrating ups and downs. I have a new horse!!

    I am very VERY happy!
     
  17. Babe

    Babe Well-known Member

    SUPER Orlaithe!!
    So what did you do that fixed her problems??;)
     
  18. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    that is fantastic orlaithe, so glad that the light at the end of the tunnel is shining brightly.
    cheers
     
  19. Midas

    Midas Well-known Member

    LOL I know!

    I have a more recent pic of him!
    for the last 6 weeks he's been getting a massage every fortnight(spoilt):p
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    I think he has filled out a bit !
     
  20. smash

    smash Well-known Member

    he is a lovely boy midas, wishing you all the best
    cheers
     

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