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post #1 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Roach back?

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


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post #2 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 09:38 PM
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I don't see roachback...only undermuscled. Gorgeous markings though!
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post #3 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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I don't see roachback...only undermuscled. Gorgeous markings though!
Is the under muscleing a problem
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post #4 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 10:39 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 10:46 PM
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I honestly can't tell in those pictures.
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post #6 of 17 Old 11-22-2012, 09:05 PM
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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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post #7 of 17 Old 11-23-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #8 of 17 Old 11-23-2012, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the new pics are they any better?




And some beautiful scenery from the snowy 'pasture'.
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post #9 of 17 Old 11-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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I don't see a roach.

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post #10 of 17 Old 11-23-2012, 04:55 PM
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I don't see roach either. My horse has a roach back and it doesn't look anything like that.
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