Luella Smith Jumping | 2 Questions | 4 Answers

My horse is sometime acting up when I ride him, we have checked any issues with the saddle e.t.c. There has also been no major changes. Do you know why he is suddenly acting up ?

My horse is sometime acting up when I ride him, we have checked any issues with the saddle e.t.c. There has also been no major changes. Do you know why he is suddenly acting up ?
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If everything has been checked and ticked off, you could put it down to the change in the weather if it’s gotten warmer/sunnier or windy
Yes. Teeth and feet/legs/tendons can really cause some heart breaking issues. I suggest getting a vet, dentist, or farrier out if the issuer doesn’t resolve in time. Make sure not to let it go too long though. Another is sure might be ulcers which are basically worry knots in the horses stomach that can cause moodiness, bucking, soreness and if left untreated can cause colic issues and eventually death. This is not something to take lightly. It often occurs in traveling horses or switching locations frequently. It’s stress promoted and can be cured if caught early but don’t let them cause too much damage before telling a vet. Good luck and keep us posted!👍🏻❤️🦄
I don't know how often you ride, but it might just be you're not consistent enough. There was a horse I only rode twice a week, and each time he'd be awful and I couldn't figure out why, but a girl rode him for a week straight every day and he got so, so much better
My friends horse who was nineteen when she got her was acting up when ridden we changed her bit and also checked her feet and girth an everything we could think off before giving up and saying she is just a moody mare we realised her teeth were bothering her just somrhing to think about there's always something you just can't find an turns out to be somrhing so simple good luck
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