Signs of Back Problems

Refusal to accept riderís aids

going short with stiff paces

Unwilling to take fences

Refusal to accept bit

High head carriage

Unwilling to work

Looks anxious

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Irritability

Temperament change

Unwilling to perform circles

Reluctance to lie down or roll

Stops difficult even without rider

Biting, attacking during tacking up

Difficulty in rising after laying down
 

Badly Fitting Saddles

No amount of padding will make up for ill fitting saddles. It is important to find the best fitting saddle in the first place. The only remedy for a bad fitting saddle is to replace it or have it fixed so that it fits properly.