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    01-17-2012, 06:43 PM
Horses back slanted??

Okay I just wanted to know something, not really any critiqueing just what you think. If you can see in the pictures right behind his shoulders it drops but then comes back up so I was wondering if there is anyway to build it up? Almost everyday he I lunge him in the round pen and I trot him around. And I try to ride on weekends if it isnt below 10 degrees.
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    01-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Well, in his case it rises back up because he has quite a hunter's bump. You can build up his topline a bit, but with high withers and a hunter's bump, he will always have a "sag" look to him optically, even though his back doesn't really sag...
    01-17-2012, 07:01 PM
HW - Can you circle in paint exactly what you are talking about? Which area of the horse you are referring to.
    01-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Hes almost 5 and close to 16.3 or higher I need to get my measurer out.. where you would sit if you would ride bareback.behind his whiters. The first 2 pictures are of this spring summer and the last is of this fall.
    01-17-2012, 07:14 PM
Best way to alleviate that sag is by consistently making sure he has good form when riding, if you know how to collect him at a trot, be sure to keep him collected and work him in various directions. Change it up don't just go in a circle in both directions.

My TB has really high withers and he gets a hunter's bump if I don't collect him and work his hind end.

I also find lunging to be helpful because my gelding naturally collects when there's no weight on him and he's lunged in a tighter circle, at that point he doesn't really have a choice; in order to execute his circle he must collect.
    01-17-2012, 07:15 PM
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Can you take a picture of him square (butt view)? A little high?
    01-17-2012, 07:32 PM
I don't have many pictures like that, I have are of movement or funny ones. I have these...
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These are summer ones. I need to get some more of them..
    01-17-2012, 07:36 PM
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I'm trying to see if he has some type of hip or pelvis injury (a healed one) that would make his hip drop but I can't tell from these pix...
    01-17-2012, 07:44 PM
What would be a good picture I could take so you could tell? I could take them after school tomorrow. I don't belive he has had any she never told us any. When we got him he was skinny and put on a lot of weight and actually got over weight for a while, but now is normal for winter.
    01-17-2012, 07:52 PM
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Could just be muscling as well.

Does he travel sideways at all?

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