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post #11 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 07:48 AM
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I don't see a swayback, either. Nice looking horse, and don't listen to people (I'm going to assume other teens) who don't know what they're talking about.
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post #12 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 08:23 AM
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He is very handsome and you have done a great job re-habbing him! TB are known for thier "shark fin" withers, some have it more prominent than others. He is definetly NOT sway backed.

The following pic is a swaybacked horse:


Notice the "drop off" between the withers and the croup? Your gelding certainly doesnt have that.

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post #13 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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No, no swayback in your horse and like the improvement from the before and after pics. My husbands paint mare has the high withers a long back and a big round butt. She isn't swayback either. Once you see a swayback horse you will know.

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post #14 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 09:38 AM
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I don't see swayback. They are pretty hard to miss when you see one. If your worried that others see something that is making you worry maybe look into things that you can do to stengthen his back.
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post #15 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much! I can put my worries behind me and just focus on him :)
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post #16 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 04:25 PM
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Yea, like others said...he's not swayback. He does have a dip behind his very prominent withers, but you can build that back muscles and topline with the right work and you would be surprised at how his back can look different. Easy exercise to get a horse to lift the belly and rise up through the back; groom his belly vigorously with a curry, and he'll lift his belly and round his back. I do this with my horse...great for the topline.
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post #17 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 07:12 PM
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Yea, like others said...he's not swayback. He does have a dip behind his very prominent withers, but you can build that back muscles and topline with the right work and you would be surprised at how his back can look different. Easy exercise to get a horse to lift the belly and rise up through the back; groom his belly vigorously with a curry, and he'll lift his belly and round his back. I do this with my horse...great for the topline.
Great tip! I'll remind my own girls to do lots of belly currying with our older gelding with a poor topline!
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post #18 of 26 Old 07-07-2012, 07:33 PM
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Nahhh he's not swaybacked. Your horse has a back like my horse: prominent high withers and working on a topline.

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post #19 of 26 Old 07-08-2012, 04:11 PM
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I agree with Taffy Clayton, I think he's a good looking TB.
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post #20 of 26 Old 07-08-2012, 05:08 PM
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Dex is a good looking boy! Ignore the naysayers...they probably wish they owned him.
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