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        01-11-2013, 04:49 PM
    I'll bet he could run like the wind with that confo.
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        01-11-2013, 05:00 PM
    I do agree with Tiny. Although I have seen many horses with long backs never have a problem. My mare (Leyna) she was long backed, if there was one thing I could have changed about her it would have been to shorten her back. But she never came up sore on her back and we competed in one day 100 mile rides. But I did make her build up her back muscles. I always rode her with a martingale and would do some work with her with PJ reins. Kind of like draw reins. But long back tend to come up sore if you don't make the horse build muscle up there.
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        01-11-2013, 05:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    The saddle must NOT extend past the ribs that are attached to the spine, into the area where the ribs "float" (help me out here, what number rib is that?)
    So, the weight bearing area is exactly equal regardless of length of back.
    Nothing past the 15th or 16th rib depending on breed, I think is the number

    Or better yet no weight bearing on the last 2 Sets of Ribs


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