Reply To: New mare with stiffness

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You mentioned that you have used and continue to use equine message, but you don’t mention whether you had her checked by an equine chiropractor. She may be out of correct alignment somewhere in her rear, which was not a problem when she was ridden western as western horses are typically bred and trained to take small steps, while a good english horse is bred & trained to take much longer strides. The problem may have been there, but went unnoticed because the alignment issue was either not affecting her western gaits, or affecting them in such a minor degree when she was ridden western, that the misalignment was not caught.