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  • Roach backs
  • Roach backed horse

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    09-15-2011, 08:56 PM
  #1
Yearling
Heyyyyy, wait a minute.

Can horses inherit a roach back? Lolol. I must sound dumb but this is a serious question!

I'm looking at the website for Coosa, (supposedly Cowboy's grandfather) and in the little painting, he looks to have a roach back?

Maybe I'm just crazy, or does he really have a little roach going lol.





And also, here is Coosa Lad, Cowboy's sire, and Coosa's foal.



Compared to my boy..Cowboy

**Also, please do not go on rants about his roach and how it causes his pain. I have 3 threads about his roach and were closed because people started ranting. Cowboy HAS been checked out and is cleared to be ridden.**
     
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    09-15-2011, 09:02 PM
  #2
Trained
Neither one of the top two pictures has a roach back.
     
    09-15-2011, 09:05 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I agree with Nd. No roaching.
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    09-15-2011, 09:11 PM
  #4
Trained
Picture of Coosa Lad didn't come up for me before... He doesn't have a roach back either IMPO.
     
    09-15-2011, 09:12 PM
  #5
Started
Agreed, neither of the horses you posted before your own have a roach back
     
    09-15-2011, 09:14 PM
  #6
Yearling
Oh, really? Then why is it like kind of pokey haha, I don't know how to describe it :/

I'm not the best with distinguishing roach backs lol
     
    09-15-2011, 09:17 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Those are their hips. Big hips.
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    09-15-2011, 09:19 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by mbender    
Those are their hips. Big hips.
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Ohh that makes sense :) Thanks!
     
    09-15-2011, 09:26 PM
  #9
Started
From my understanding (someone correct me if I am wrong) roach back is an upward turn of the back before the hips. If you look on your boy there is almost an "indention" between his roach back and his actual hips.
     
    09-15-2011, 09:29 PM
  #10
Yearling
Yeah Amp, I actually noticed that, Cowboy's back in comparison to the 2 has like an extra little hump right before their little bumps (from I guess is the hips)
     

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