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what would couse such a sway back?

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    08-26-2014, 12:15 AM
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Foal
what would couse such a sway back?

We just got this new rescue and are very curious what could be the cause of her sway back, she looks to be about 20 years old (just a guess from her teeth) and she looks like she might have had a lot of babies but we don't know any more about her.



     
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    08-26-2014, 12:38 AM
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Green Broke
Genetics.
She is cute,
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    08-26-2014, 07:41 AM
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Green Broke
Genetics.
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    08-26-2014, 11:17 PM
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Foal
I would say a combination of genetics and having babies. She has a very sweet face, though. Congrats on taking her in!
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    08-27-2014, 06:50 PM
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Yearling
It is called Lordosis. Here is an article: The Truth About Swaybacks | EQUUS Magazine
     
    08-27-2014, 07:12 PM
  #6
Foal
I'm going to say genetics. I knew a purebred Morgan trotting mare that looked like this once. She never had any foals, but looked exactly like this and it was genetics. :)
     
    08-27-2014, 07:26 PM
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Trained
Bless you for taking her in. What makes people breed horses with this problem? Don't get it.
     
    08-27-2014, 07:46 PM
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Foal
Thank you for your replies everyone, I love learning new things! Especially horsey things, and now I know how horses get swaybacked :) I'm glad its genetic and not pain related!
     
    08-27-2014, 07:49 PM
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Trained
That horse rocks a sway back totally!
     
    08-28-2014, 08:08 AM
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Green Broke
Interesting to note I read somewhere that horses with this structure rarely hurt from it and are rideable and useable (on a Saddle Horse forum.. and saddlebreds have a higher frequency of sway back due to genetics than other breeds). You could probably drive this horse in harness and get many more years of use. If you could fit a saddle to her or accept riding bare back she would probably be fine too.

SHE does not know there is anything wrong.
     

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