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  • Swayback pad good for bridging due to high withers?

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    07-08-2012, 05:23 PM
  #21
Green Broke
I think that he may benefit from a riser pad. If you were to ride him western, he might have some bridging due to his high withers. This is easily filled in with a pad that is thicker in the middle and thinner on the edges. My husband's horse is getting along a few years in age, and she does much better with a "swayback" pad.

Your horse if fine. High withers can be good. They hold the saddle on.
     
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    07-08-2012, 09:07 PM
  #22
Foal
He is beautiful and I think that you have someone that is very jealous of what you have and what you have done for him.
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    07-09-2012, 05:12 PM
  #23
Foal
Ditto what everyone else has said and he might be just a tad straight in the shoulders which would also draw attention to the fact the he is a bit high in the withers. Good luck with your horse and God bless you for rescuing him, Peg
     
    07-09-2012, 06:09 PM
  #24
Foal
No he doesn't have sway back. Who ever told you that must not know much about conformation in horses. He's just long in the back with a weak top line. Going up hills and trotting up hills will help build his back line back up. For a TB he's actually pretty decent. He's just long in his back. Other then that he's nice!
     
    07-09-2012, 06:28 PM
  #25
Yearling
I put my vote in for high withers and maybe could use a little muscle tone in the back. Not swaybacked though. Not usually a fan of TBs, but he's a cutie.
     
    07-09-2012, 06:54 PM
  #26
Green Broke
He is a pretty nice horse. He is a bit long in the back and his front pasterns appear a tad upright. He is not conditioned to use his "ring of muscles." You can help him a LOT by trotting him upo long hills and over caveletti. Both things condition him and improve the top line.

Take a look at this site:
Biomechanical Riding and Dressage 1

Or put "Biomechanical Riding" in a search engine.

You have a nice horse here.
     

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