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    08-27-2014, 08:55 PM
I am glad to hear that he moves in comfort. Like I said, I just thought I saw a hint of ringbone. But, it could be anything. If he moves sound, then that's good news. He does have a lovely head.
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    08-27-2014, 09:37 PM
Thanks for commenting, TheNinja, you got to it (and posting the older pics) before I did, lol.

I'm going to take better confo pics sometime, I was just curious as to what people thought about him now. :)
    08-27-2014, 10:09 PM
I would suggest having a chiropractor look at him possibly or having a vets opinion of his pelvis.
Did the owners not offer any explanation of the bumps on his pelvis? If it wasn't disclosed and it's a serious issue I would probably try to contact them about it....

My gelding has a wonky pelvis as well, I won't get into detail, but long story short he was cleared by 2 different vet clinics and said he was probably born that way so it doesn't make a difference to him he's never know any different lol.
As for yours I can't really decide if his pelvis looks worse in the recent pic because of weight loss or if he was exposed to some sort of trauma.
Maybe he has arthritis or something from improper reining training or reining training at a young age...?
I would get more weight on him still and some muscle tone if possible then see how he's looking, if it's still as noticeable.

I would call his color chestnut roan with a flaxeny mane and tail. Try navy blue on him, I like navy blue on my chestnut roan mare.

Does he have a bump coming off of his left hip bone or is that just the angle of the pic?

If he does have a bump off it, he's like a combination of my mare and my gelding lol. My gelding with the wonky pelvis is a sorrel with flaxeny mane and tail, and my mare has a scar tissue build up knot around her left hip bone(from some sort of trauma prior to me getting her, she has a fractured on it), and she's chestnut roan with a big blaze ;) wonky horses unite lol. Just cause they're wonky doesn't always mean they're bad.
If he's comfortable and happy, then go for it (That's what my vets basically said about my gelding.)
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    08-27-2014, 10:59 PM
I took the pic of his hind end at a bit of an angle, since he kept shifting to try and look at me. I had him tied with no helper to hold him, lol.
    08-27-2014, 11:12 PM
In his yearling pic, I know he's wooly in it so it hides a little, but he still looks like his pelvis has a pretty high peak to it.
I think he doesn't look anywhere near as fat as he was in the older pics of him...why did they let him lose so much weight?? That's so fishy, he looks great in the old pics and now you got him and said he was thinner before the recent pics even.
I would wonder if it's related to an injury of his pelvis and they turned him out not caring about him anymore cause he wasn't able to keep up to their riding?
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    08-27-2014, 11:14 PM
The old pics are from last year or the year before. They basically just didn't feed him, is what I think.
    08-27-2014, 11:31 PM
Green Broke
I agree, that bump is evident, even as a yearling and I am also wondering why it appears they just let him go?

The whole story isn't being told by the original owners, IMO

I would still want x-rays of the hooves and ultrasounds of the pasterns as a baseline. Also a top notch chiropractor that hopefully also does acupuncture, just in case he'd need it somewhere down the road
    08-28-2014, 12:14 AM
I'm still trying to see what you guys are seeing in his pasterns... :/
    08-28-2014, 12:34 AM
I believe what they're referring to is below his ankle, it is smooth and then flares out slightly. If you google images of Ringbone it might help you to identify what they're referring to. I could see this slightly as well.
It may be best to consult a vet regarding the pasterns and the pelvis if possible, hopefully it is all stuff that you can work with and he is sound for riding. The pelvis thing is very similar to my gelding I will post a picture if I find a good picture of my gelding's.... I would be more concerned about his front feet if he does have any issues there because they carry more weight on their front end.
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    08-28-2014, 11:56 PM
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