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    11-21-2012, 10:35 PM
  #1
Yearling
Roach back?

Does my horse have roach back?
He's a bit underweight here.


     
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    11-21-2012, 10:38 PM
  #2
Weanling
I don't see roachback...only undermuscled. Gorgeous markings though!
     
    11-21-2012, 11:14 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by EthanQ    
I don't see roachback...only undermuscled. Gorgeous markings though!
Is the under muscleing a problem
     
    11-21-2012, 11:39 PM
  #4
Started
Under muscling isn't really a problem. Lots of horses can be under muscled. Mine is. I'm not going to try to build up her muscles when she's fine for what I do.

Under muscling would be a problem if you had your horse doing a tremendous amount of work when they aren't prepared for it.
     
    11-21-2012, 11:46 PM
  #5
Foal
I honestly can't tell in those pictures.
     
    11-22-2012, 10:05 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Yes, those photos are not good for judging. In the first the horse is positioned downhill with his hips & loins stretched and the 2nd would not tell anything.
The best thing to do would be to get a photo of him standing on flat ground, from the side if you are really concerned to know.
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    11-23-2012, 11:50 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
Yes, those photos are not good for judging. In the first the horse is positioned downhill with his hips & loins stretched and the 2nd would not tell anything.
The best thing to do would be to get a photo of him standing on flat ground, from the side if you are really concerned to know.
Sorry, I will get other pictures. Those pictures are from August. We have had a snow storm yesterday so I couldnt get more recent pictures.
     
    11-23-2012, 05:28 PM
  #8
Yearling
Here are the new pics are they any better?




And some beautiful scenery from the snowy 'pasture'.
     
    11-23-2012, 05:42 PM
  #9
Trained
I don't see a roach.
     
    11-23-2012, 05:55 PM
  #10
Foal
I don't see roach either. My horse has a roach back and it doesn't look anything like that.
     

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