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Weird dip in mare's spine?

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    01-31-2013, 03:19 PM
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Foal
I don't think light riding will do any harm, probably best to keep her active. I hope everything works out:) very prety girl!!!
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    01-31-2013, 03:28 PM
  #12
Weanling
Okay, great. We usually ride for 30 minutes to an hour every other day and she hardly breaks a sweat.

And thanks everyone for the compliments! She's the biggest horse out here (in height anyway) so she is my bossy girl. :)
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    01-31-2013, 03:37 PM
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Weanling
Okay, great. We usually ride for 30 minutes to an hour every other day and she hardly breaks a sweat.

And thanks everyone for the compliments! She's the biggest horse out here (in height anyway) so she is my bossy girl. :)
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    01-31-2013, 09:55 PM
  #14
Green Broke
When I first got my mare she was a little underweight and she had a dip right there. I think that is normal for that structure to show when the horse is underweight. There is a dip there naturally, it is just normally covered by muscle.

However, your girl doesn't look thin, so I'm not sure what that means. But take a look at skinny horses and their backs all have that little dip there. So why it shows on your girl, I'm not sure. But I think every horse has that dip there in their spine and it normally only shows when they are underweight.
     
    01-31-2013, 10:01 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Here are few examples I found on Google. If they don't show up, just Google "thin horse."

http://www.online-utility.org/image/...ible_Shape.jpg

http://www.lighthousefarmsanctuary.o...cted_horse.jpg

http://theequestrianshrew.files.word...2/04/es-21.jpg
     
    02-01-2013, 11:17 AM
  #16
Green Broke
Huh, at first when I saw this I was thinking a slightly out of place disk
     

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