There was absolutely no back soreness!!! Nor was he sore along the ribs where some horses can get sore due to poor saddle fit. This made me extremely happy because I love that saddle and I would have been crying in the corner if it was making him sore. The fact that the saddle has air flocking and a flex tree made me nervous. The only experience I have had with English saddles are the more traditional English/German made saddles. So this saddle was a bit of a stretch for me.
The vet also agreed with me about the ulcers, so we have started a 30 day treatment plan. Hopefully this will make Mr. Grouchy Pants go away. And maybe he will quit kicking his stall down. I'm so ashamed.
Another concern I have been having involved Stinker's teeth. He bites at another horse and bites wire which is wearing the left side of his teeth. I was worried that this might cause long term problems, but the vet assured me that this would not be the case.
The vet was also sure to reiterate that this is the best Stinker has looked. While I am not happy with his muscling, his coat looks great and his weight is still going up. So we are doing things right. It just is taking more time than Captain Impatient wants to put the muscle back on him. So I really need to take a chill pill and take my time. PS sorry for the lack of new media. My phone doesn't have a case and well I have a history of breaking them at the barn...
More of this face!