Sickle hock and loin pain, are they related?
Hi ,I have a mare on trial for a month, she is a little sickle hocked.
The mare is coming four this year (TB/Qh percheron x) she was started last spring and then turned out for the past seven months. I have been lunging her in side reins and riding her consistently since the beginning of March. The other day when I was grooming she pinned her ears when I curried her over her loin area.
I haven't had my saddle reflocked to fit her, since she is on a month trial; but, she isn't bothered by being saddled/ cinched ect. And I am wondering if possibly the soreness is a pressure point for the hocks.
If it is related to the hocks and not the saddle then what might I be in for if I decide to keep this mare?