Horse Won't Turn Right ONLY Undersaddle - A Little More Info Post 87
Let me preface this by saying HI everyone! And I've been great, just heavily into the farm, horses, kids and a great part-time NPO job I took on over the summer. Life is good but there has been no time for COTH.
Anyway, on to the interesting stuff ;) five year old gelding, was very difficult to start which was a red flag for me. Finally got him going undersaddle. Horse did not like to step off to the right. Was diagnosed with Lyme, treated, improved somewhat, issue still lingered. Issue has slowly become bigger, to the point where he now refuses to turn right - ONLY undersaddle. He longes right, line drives right, turns his head right freely at any other time. Checks out with chiro, dentist and vet.
None of the normal things I would suspect, such as teeth, neck, poll, saddle, front end lameness have shown anything even vaguely suspicious. It appears that the problem is only when he has weight on his back :( I am reluctant to just scan this horse if that is true, because I cant ride him in a MRI LOL!
My other suspicions are kissing spine, shoulder OCD, wither damage... Any other ideas and how to eliminate things so as to narrow down where to look? I believe this is physical, and now has an added mental component, poor guy. I will check back here as often as I can and appreciate any ideas. Thanks!