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  1. #1
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    Default Pressure point Q - what could this reaction indicate?

    My gelding sometimes hunches his back when I curry a spot about 6inches away from the top of his tail, towards the hip. Next time the vet comes out for something I'll be sure to ask, but I was wondering in the meantime if anyone here has any ideas as to what this may indicate?
    Work - feed - ride - shovel poop - repeat.



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    It's a normal reflex.

    Here's a little video.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



  3. #3
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    That's it - thank you Ghazzu!!

    Is it unusual for a horse to be so sensitive to this that he would 'tuck' when currying lightly though?
    Work - feed - ride - shovel poop - repeat.



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