Above: Doc, twenty-two year old Tennessee walking horse. He had several falls and a couple encounters with fences. It was difficult to find a saddle to fit him, and on top of it all he was the main horse for inexperienced riders.

 

Below are the top reasons why a horse may be misaligned. Although these are the most common reasons; it is encouraged that owners watch their horses for subtle signs of pain or a change in behavior. Who knows what kind of mischief they get up to while we aren’t around!

 

* Problems during foaling

* Serious injury or falls

* Trailer accident

* Unbalanced rider

* Poor fitting tack

* Previously been cast

* Previously had surgery

* Caught in fence

* Pulling back when tied

* Flipping over