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post #1 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Percheron body difference

Here is a picture of Belle a couple of months after her rescue last June. The second photo is of her today. I think her body looks more proportionate? Before it was like her front end and back end were two seperate pieces...now she looks more like a whole horse? Maybe it's just me......



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I do see a slight improvement of her back, it's not nearly as concave as previously.

I hope those resources I sent along help her out :)

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I definitely see improvement in her back. :)
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I do see a slight improvement of her back, it's not nearly as concave as previously.

I hope those resources I sent along help her out :)
Thanks so much Skyseternalangel! I will definitely use that info. Her back muscles have strengthened cross-wise, now hopefully we can get her to pull those muscles up!
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D: that back before was terrifying! Glad she is doing better!


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I also think she's looking better. You will never make her normal however and she doesn't seem to be suffering any ill-effects from her swayed back. Lordosis is definitely a genetic problem, as put forth by Gallagher, who did a great deal of study on the problem. It is seen mostly in Saddlebreds, but shows up in Arabians and other breeds also.

She's a lovely mare.

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I also think she's looking better. You will never make her normal however and she doesn't seem to be suffering any ill-effects from her swayed back. Lordosis is definitely a genetic problem, as put forth by Gallagher, who did a great deal of study on the problem. It is seen mostly in Saddlebreds, but shows up in Arabians and other breeds also.

She's a lovely mare.

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I know she will never completely be normal....but I would like her to improve as much as she can. I was told her back wasn't sway a few years ago by someone who saw her then...she did foal after that. She also had no exercise for three years and not very good nutrician......whatever the reason, I just want her as healthy as she can be.
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Thanks so much Skyseternalangel! I will definitely use that info. Her back muscles have strengthened cross-wise, now hopefully we can get her to pull those muscles up!
Skyseternalangel.....I have been doing the horsie yoga....she does great with all of them....but I can't get her to raise her mid section by applying pressure or tickling her under belly. Hmmm..... I did want to tell you something neat though that I just realized when I signed on to this post today....I found out that Belle's name originally was Sky by a local guy that used to drive her when the previous owner boarded at his barn. Wow!
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Skyseternalangel.....I have been doing the horsie yoga....she does great with all of them....but I can't get her to raise her mid section by applying pressure or tickling her under belly. Hmmm..... I did want to tell you something neat though that I just realized when I signed on to this post today....I found out that Belle's name originally was Sky by a local guy that used to drive her when the previous owner boarded at his barn. Wow!
LOL that is crazy! And yay that's great :)

Yeah my horse won't do belly lifts either because something is locking him from being able to do them. He used to do them if I applied quite a bit of pressure on the bottom of his barrel.. like 3-4 pounds of pressure.

Did you get a chance to watch all of the videos? You can also email her and she replies back to you within the same day usually.

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LOL that is crazy! And yay that's great :)

Yeah my horse won't do belly lifts either because something is locking him from being able to do them. He used to do them if I applied quite a bit of pressure on the bottom of his barrel.. like 3-4 pounds of pressure.

Did you get a chance to watch all of the videos? You can also email her and she replies back to you within the same day usually.
Yeah, I watched the videos..very cool. Maybe I will email her too. Thanks!
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