@Rowdy: You know the saddle fits or you've had a profecional saddler etc.(with good rep.) check if it fits? Pads don't help if the cause is the saddle, I'm kind of anti-pad though. But I guess some horses find pads helpfull with sore backness, but still it bugs me that their back start to hurt without the pad. Which would mean the source of the problem is not fixed or found.
Sorry about bugging, but un/fitting saddles are my biggest pet peeve, knowing that they have caused Heta loads of problems...
Like the saddle I got with Heta, I thought it fit, but it totally didn't. But if he's sore looking even when you free lunge him then I don't think it's his saddle, though saddle issues can be really persistent.
You could always get another vet to check him out. And if you want to be really sure that there's nothing wrong with his his hocks, have an x-ray. Osteopath could help too, or simply a masseuse. At least they could locate possible problem areas.
Likit has an Electrolyte block thingy, I got one for Kitty! Then you don't have to add it in the SmartPak for about the same price, haha xD And I'm SURE he'd like the likit - Kat loves his and he's a picky eater.
Did you try the SmartPak Supplement Wizard thingy/
I ended up playing with that Supplement Wizard...XD It says Heta would need 8 different supplements, 3 in minimum. Out of those I'm currently feeding her only one which is multi-vitamin, which only needs to be given once a week so it last really long time. Yeah... I don't think I could even afford to feed all that stuff to he, and she mostly doesn't need those. Feeding all 8 supplements would be almost 200$ a month and I don't even want to know how much it would be in euros...
I think this link should be added to the front page, it's a good idea
Does anyone care to discuss horse colors with me? :3
I like the idea as well Benexo.
I could discuss about colors... I never have anyone who would undestand a word what I say. Like L kept saying one clearly flaxen chestnut is a red dun, just 'cause world fengur said he can only be red dun... I have to check if it's true...