There are two basic reasons for the 'Crooked
- Veterinary issues
- Ridden Issues
For the latter, go
and read about 'Rider induced Veterinary Problems.
These come with any twinge that provides
discomfort to the Horse, such that it will evade 'straightness'
and go 'crooked'. This compounds matters however,
for over time, the Horse builds uneven Muscles and
These normally include:
- Sacroiliac issues
- Stifle Issues
- Uneven Hips caused at Birth
- Bone Chips
They DON'T normally include Chiropractic issues
and whilst I am on that subject, Horses cannot put
shoulders, Hips and the like, OUT!
** Crookedness normally comes from REAR END
issues, NOT Front end issues.
CROOKEDNESS OF THE RIDER
Crookednes, can be caused by CROOKEDNESS in the
Rider or SADDLE FIT as well. Such Crookedness
compounds as I said and causes uneven Muscle Tone,
which makes the Horse stay Crooked in the way of
going and over time, develope other issues of
If ridden in the
'English Disipline way' and not being ridden correct
Dressage or 'Inside
Leg to Outside Rein', Crookedness will grow. The
longer the Horse goes around incorrectly, the more
crooked it becomes. This is because the Horse needs
to go around 'straight' to maintain Body well being.
It is uncumbant upon all of us therefore, to get up
to the mark and ride properly, if we are to insist
upon the Horse supposedly looking Good.
Most 'Crooked Horses' have uneven Muscle Tone and
the Tell Tail signs of a problem, as they compensate
in their way of going or movement. They generally
have uneven Rumps and/or down the rear of the Rump
adjacent to the Tail.
WEAR AND TEAR & CALCIFICATION
As time wears on and Riders' fail to 'listen'
the signs become more obvious of course but can you
imagine the Hell on Earth that such Horses endure
Daily, across the entire Plantey????
Look for the Signs.
- Swishing Tails
- Excessive Sweating too early on a Ride,
taking into acount the Temperature
- Quarters in or Out.
- Preferred Leads
- and much more
So please Folks, keep Your Mind Open, for the
Horses everywhere, depend upon you!!
He went Home but endured
many more Months to prove us wrong, finally meeting
his fate and released from his Hell.