yearling draft with humped back...help
I rescued a yearling (?) emmaciated, filthy, uncared for draft gelding today at a local auction. His back appears to be humped all the time. He walks, trots, is alert and responsive. And HUNGRY. But his back appears humped up, after the withers and before his croup drops down.
I have years and years of experience with light/riding breed horses. However none with the drafties. Are there any ailments, diseases that cause this humped back? I do plan on consulting with my vet, but I just got him this afternoon and he's acting just fine, except for the visual of the humpy back.
Can anyone give me any advice on this?