I recently found out that my pelvis is tilted to the right - I guess it runs in the family, as my Mom has the same things. It makes my right leg slightly longer. I am working w/ a chiropractor, which seems to help, and I feel much more balanced riding after I have visited him. But I have noticed an issue with my horses, which I feel that I am directly causing.
I didn’t put two and two together until I started seeing the same issue in my young mare that I had been having trouble with in my older gelding. My horses start “falling in” at the trot and the canter when we are travelling to the left. I feel like I can’t get anything resembling straightness from them, and I think I am definitely to blame!
The other day it felt so horrible in the saddle that I felt like I was slipping right off to the right. I believe this makes me compensate by shifting the saddle too far to the left. And this is what others seem to note when they look at me from behind, the saddle is tipping to the left, but I feel like I am falling off to the right.
I am off to the chiropractor tomorrow night, and so I am assuming he is going to tell me that my pelvis is quite out, but I will have to wait and see.
My mare is also going to the chiro tomorrow night, and so I am trying to piece together what is happening to her as a result of me being so out of whack.
You guys are always so wise… so I thought I would post this to get anyone’s thoughts on the matter. Thanks in advance! I am just plain frustrated, and want to get to the bottom of this, and prevent any future issues I might be causing in my mare with her muscling becoming uneven etc.
Also, I ride in a saddle pad that does have shims, so I am wondering if adjusting them in a certain way could potentially help? Just a thought.