Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
In the horse's defence, I think it would look a whole lot less swayed if it had about 500 lbs put on it. SCHYJT that poor thing needs some groceries. Now back to swayed back & Saddlebreds. Some lines are prone to Lordosis and some Saddlebred breeders used to, maybe still do, breed for it because it felt really smooth and secure when the horse was really trotting out. It is a serious fault and that weak back can really cause pain issues so mostly I think people have quit breeding for it.
Some are still breeding for it, maybe not specifically for it but they won't shun a horse who has it. They like that it makes the neck look longer, as if it weren't long enough.
Oh & they get really mad if you call it sway back (ask how I know
). They call it 'low backed'.