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        04-25-2013, 10:17 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Nope, no vet or chiro can put that back in place, it's a roach back. My horse has it, less noticeable when their toplines are muscled up.
         
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        04-25-2013, 10:45 PM
      #12
    Showing
    I agree that he does have a slight roach, but that doesn't negate the possibility that he's out of alignment somewhere too...hence, the soreness.

    I'd go ahead and have a chiro work him over and see if that helps with the soreness, but don't expect the bump to go away, because it won't.

    To me, it doesn't appear to have changed severity between the 2 pictures, but in the second, he appears to have lost a bit of muscle tone so that can make a roach like that appear a bit worse.

    Another thing to consider...if he's lost muscle mass, then your saddle might not fit him as well as it did before...and that might be what's making him sore.

    After the chiro, I'd have a saddle fitter check your tack.
         
        04-25-2013, 11:15 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Thanks guys for your replies! I do see the roach back and see the difference in muscle tone. The first picture was taken a little bit after he came off the track so needless to say he was rather fit back then.

    I wouldn't be so worried about it but it seemed to just pop up one day after he had a tantrum. Even my friend noticed it. Maybe I never fully noticed it, it's just feels odd.

    The vet is coming out monday so ill talk about it with him.
         

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