Confo? Swayback? hes only 8 yrs old

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Confo? Swayback? hes only 8 yrs old

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    07-07-2012, 02:18 AM
Exclamation Confo? Swayback? hes only 8 yrs old

I own the best horse in the world( according to me). His name is Dexter and he is a rescue horse. 8yrs old, 15.1hh and a tb. He was super super skinny, then was perfect with a weight builder and then summer came and he gained a bunch of weight. But I am most worried about peolpe saying he has a swayback or how he might be forming one. He wasnt used in any overworking lessons or anything before I got him. He was kinda a pasture horse and now (after a year) he gets worked 4x a week. PLease tell me if he has bad confo!!!/photo.php...type=3&theater!/photo.php...type=3&theater!/photo.php...type=3&theater!/photo.php...type=3&theater!/photo.php...type=3&theater
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    07-07-2012, 02:20 AM
Green Broke
First off.. Hi and welcome to the forum.. I have to say though pictures would be beneficial when it comes to answering your question.
    07-07-2012, 02:34 AM
I'll second the welcome, but we can't see your pictures when you link them from FB. Can you attach them from your computer hard drive? Or maybe upload them to a 3rd party site like Flickr or Photobucket?
    07-07-2012, 02:43 AM
Sorry, I am trying to get the photos up..
    07-07-2012, 03:17 AM
Will this work for photos? I only uploaded a few beauce it took a really really long time...
Flickr: Dexo'chex's Photostream
    07-07-2012, 03:22 AM
Originally Posted by DrumRunner    
First off.. Hi and welcome to the forum.. I have to say though pictures would be beneficial when it comes to answering your question.
Sorry it took a long time to get these uploaded on flickr

Flickr: Dexo'chex's Photostream
    07-07-2012, 03:30 AM
No matter what anybody has to say about his conformation, he is your horse, and you love him, right? I personally don't think he looks swaybacked at all. He has moderately high withers, which are accentuated in the picture where he is looking away, but nothing that I would find alarming (I'm not an expert though). If he makes you happy, and he's happy, sound, and going well with you, then he's perfect.
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    07-07-2012, 03:37 AM
Thanks so much. I just got really scared of hearing people say he might have a sway back by 10 or how he had bad confo. He feel in a ditch when he was 6 and messed up his spine making his right side completly stiff. I sill ride him and it doesnt hold him back but I wanted to know if maybe he had bad muscleing after that. Thanks thou.. Your words are completly true, becuase I really value him above all else. :)
    07-07-2012, 08:23 AM

I do not think he is swaybacked at all, he just has high withers.

I have seen a lot of truly swaybacked Horses in saddle fittings, yours is not.

Great job in his recovery, he looks great

    07-07-2012, 08:44 AM
Green Broke
If I saw that horse I would say, "There is a good looking TB".
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