Can You "Fix" A Sway Back?
I have a 19 year old mare the last owner said she kinda have a sway back because of her older age. Is there besides to correct it to straighten it back out. Also can you ride a sway back horse?
you can fix sway backs with perserverance.
you stand behind the horse (very close so you won't get hold of the full blow of the kick if she decides to) and consequently find her vertabre, which is where there is a crease in their rump. put your thumbs on the tops of those. consequently run your thumb very slowly down to the bottom of those, and then stop at the end and hold the thumbs within that position for 30 seconds. do that daily until you see improvement, but still don't stop doing that exersize after restructuring. It worked with my mare!
dont stop riding her, if shes trained bareback, go ahead and ride her bareback. its a built contained by seat!
I cannot garantee this will work because it works on a few, not so bad cases, but on extreme cases it wont work. It will never be fully fixed, only better.
There is no treatment for a sway final. Some horses that have a SLIGHT sway back can still be lightly ridden. This is one of those items that you should check beside a vet who can evaluate your mare individually.
You can work the muscles that help hold up/ carry the horse's wager on, but that takes work and is not 100% going to fix the sway back.
Now can you see what they're talking nearly? It depends on the servity of the swayback. I've seen a mare that had a noticeably sway put a bet on and was still able to be ridden. I do believe in MOST cases it will be find to ride them, of late not as hard as you would a younger/nonswayback horse.
Here are a few pictures of what I'm breifly refering to, as well as a few articles on how people meditate about the topic. . . .
The site above is a great site for equine infomation in general. here's their article just about swayback.
The websites below is Wikki, okay for general searching, but not great source. Anyway, the pictures are great for seeing what sway back and how the stern muscles moves as well as how horse's carry/round themselves
(photo between sway back and roach back)
But yeah, it's not really something that is smoothly fixable and there's no gantree it will work.
Incase You wanted to skip all that reading here is the clip about treatment *but I'd draw from a second oppinion rather then this website.
Horses' back can be eased by adapting some techniques from human physical analysis to use on equine anatomyLike humans, back pain in horses may be treated by acupuncture, press therapy, chiropractic treatments, ultrasound, simple rest, or a combination of any of the above. Drug treatment may also be advised, particularly the use of NSAIDs, or other antinflammatory and analgesic medication. In all cases, the first step is to eliminate the root cause of aching to the horse so that the animal is not reinjured after treatment. Degenerative or arthritic back pain is much harder to treat, so prompt attention is advisable surrounded by order to avoid a long-term problem.
If it seems the back affliction is caused by an ill-fitting saddle, the saddle should be changed or adjusted, though as an interim measure a horse can be ridden lacking a saddle or with a saddle pad that is any thicker or thinner, as needed to reduce saddle pressure. To avoid causing back anguish caused by lack of athletic fitness, gradually build the horse's athletic agility until it is strong adequate to avoid getting sore in the back. Back pain related to stress or injury may require rest and time in need being ridden, with a gradual return to work.
~wikki writting on the wall~
Just make sure you enjoy enough pads on her back and that the saddle fits correctly and she should be fine.
Not sure if it can be "fixed," but my horse had a sway subsidise when I got him (it wasn't extreme.) He was already 'old' and hadn't been ridden within a loong time. When I started working him and got him in shape, his back come up perfectly. Especially when I taught him to collect and become rounded. He get injured last winter so I had to stop working him and his back is starting to sway again. So adjectives I can suggest is excersize... I don't know if it works for all horses approaching this, but it worked for my horse at the time. I just used a riser pad so my saddle was even.
I don't think you can right it, but I'm not sure. You can ride them, if isn't too bad. If it bothers her, or whether you want to be safe, you can use two saddle pads or one of those special pads...xD.don't know what its call.
Make sure you get a saddle that fits her properly. Regardless of a horse's shape, you should know how to find a saddle that will lie properly and not rub. Some people use a "bumper pad" to even out a saddle on a swaybacked horse. A poor saddle fit can cause or worsen subsidise problems. If your horse's back is a really odd shape, the saddle may need to be fitted by a professional or custom-made.
A swaybacked horse will be clearly fine for riding, as long as she doesn't have back pain. You'll a moment ago have to make sure to gain a good saddle fit.
no you cant fix it but you can ride them
No you can't fix a sway back horse. Why? Because their back has already shaped. You can ride a sway backed horse but its knotty to get a saddle to fit right. The solution to getting the saddle to fit is a special pad that is tough to find go to this link to find the pad http://www.horsehealthusa.com/details/Cu... its phone up the Cush-N-Air-Saddle-Pad. Hope this helped!