Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Truthfully, that roach appears very slight to me. It just looks much worse because she's seriously out of condition and is rather skinny.
I think my bigger concern would be why she's so thin. If she's a hard keeper or has health issues like ulcers that need medicated, then her keep may cost more than she's worth.
Also, her front legs are more concerning to me than the roach. She's pretty far back at the knee, but that shouldn't cause a problem for low-impact riding like trails and pleasure. If you were wanting her for jumping or barrel racing, then I'd say keep looking, but if she's sound (and be sure to get a PPE for your own sake), then she should hold up to your type of riding fine.
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