My mare never ceases to challenge and confuse me...She has had issues for a long time (a year or 2) with picking up her right lead. She'll do it, but it takes 3 or 4 tries sometimes more than that some days to get it. She'll pick it up on the lunge line perfectly. I had a chiropractor out about a month ago and her right hip was out and a rib was out...after getting those issues fixed she has been moving so much better. She actually uses her hind end now. BUT she still has issues picking up her right lead with me on her. I thought it may have been something I was doing, and maybe it still is. My friend watched me ride yesterday and while we were trotting she told me it looked like her right shoulder was popping out ever few strides. I put her on the lunge and I could see it too. It literally looks like it moves out of place. She doesn't look "lame" at all, and it's very hard to see unless you're looking for it. And a few nights before that when I rode her she was lame. I wasn't sure what was hurting her but it was definitely more prominent on the right. I can feel her leg do a double tack in a sense every once in awhile while were trotting too...so I can somewhat feel it when it happens every so often. At the previous barn I was at my farrier knew some chiropractic stuff and I talked to him about her right lead problem and he checked her out and told me her right shoulder had popped out. I thought he was crazy cause I didn't think that was possible. So it seems as if this is something that keeps happening, even when it's put back in place. Which he adjusted her twice for me (without my permission). He's not a certified chiropractor, but again he caught that her shoulder was out.
So basically I'm asking, is this possible to happen and what can I do about it since it keeps happening? Can it be corrected by any exercises or do I yet again have to have a chiropractor out? It's majorly confusing me and I don't know what to do anymore. It's one problem after another with her. When one is fixed another one appears. Never fails.
Update in post #21!