Does she have a swayback or?

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Does she have a swayback or?

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    06-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Does she have a swayback or?

Hey guys,

Do you think this mare is starting to have a swayback or is it only an illusion because she's got prominent withers?

I'd love to read your thoughts! Thank you :)

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    06-09-2013, 09:59 PM
Looks like a combination of prominent withers and no topline, to me. I've been known to be wrong, though.
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    06-09-2013, 10:00 PM

I would not consider that Horse to have a sway back at all.

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    06-09-2013, 10:07 PM
Fiouuff i'm glad to hear that she does not have a swayback, she is only 6yrs old :) I think you are right, DraftyAriesMum, I don't think she has a topline..i've been having trouble with my saddle and that might be the cause
    06-09-2013, 10:54 PM
No sway back, am I the only one who noticed the unicorn?

I love her color pattern too!
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    06-09-2013, 11:12 PM
Hahahhaha Casey02, you made me laugh! I was kinda bored when I did that.........:P And thank you very much ;)
    06-09-2013, 11:14 PM
She's not got a sway back, she's just not in good condition, no topline, peaky croup, no butt muscling, etc. Some long distance flat walking and jogging would help that real quick.
    06-09-2013, 11:19 PM
I do lots of walking trail rides with her and also lot of trot and canter, she actually is starting to get more butt muscling, I want to make her lose weight as well. The no topline I assume is because of my saddle... Those 2 pics were taken in april
    06-09-2013, 11:22 PM
Originally Posted by joseeandjade11    
I do lots of walking trail rides with her and also lot of trot and canter, she actually is starting to get more butt muscling, I want to make her lose weight as well. The no topline I assume is because of my saddle... Those 2 pics were taken in april
Most of the "no toplines" I see are because the horse isn't/hasn't been using their back and goes along with no butt muscling for an out of shape horse. Miles will cure it. I would not want to see the mare lose any weight but would like to see her muscle up.
    06-09-2013, 11:24 PM
This is a recent picture taken this week :)


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