he actually has a nice straight neck, will find a better pic in a sec, just the way he had his head turned. In the western pleasure forum I have a thread about a horse with no engagment in his hindquarters, this is him. He flipped himself over a fence a few years back, with no damage done to his skeletal structure at all, but he doesn't use his hind end. I got a boam therapist to look at him and she said she couldn't find a reason for him not to use it, just that he hadn't been worked in five years before I got him, and he really made me as a rider, so I am only noticing things to do with his movement now.
He is a little straight in his stifle, and I thought he was a little downhill too (is standing on a bit of a slope in pic) but a *very clever* lady I am aquainted with said he was uphill more that downhill. This is the same lady that gave an old horse two water buckets, one to drink from and one to rinse his mouth in.....
What could I do to remedy lack of muscle in hind end (excercise wise)
To be honest I like the longer backed horses. And yes he was visited by farrier day after photos taken, shoulda waited that extra day huh... oh well