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post #11 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 AM
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Haha, only posting because I live in Alvarado and its a TINY tiny little town... what are the odds? I could always go check her out for you!
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post #12 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 03:34 AM
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She's in pain, whatever the root cause.
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post #13 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 11:47 AM
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this is a first for me, i've never seen a back like that. i wonder if it's possible like another poster said that she broke her withers and that mass is scar tissue. if it is truly healed and the scar tissue that's formed is protecting the area, I suppose it's possible that she isn't in pain. I agree not likely. I would really be interested in seeing a video of her going to see what her movement is like.
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post #14 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM
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could she be roach backed? or is that typically more towards the croup?

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post #15 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hoopla View Post
She's in pain, whatever the root cause.
Not necessarily. It's really hard to say without knowing her history. She could have been injured, but my gut tells me she is just unfortunate in that she has a slight roach back, a short back to begin with, is uphill, and has mutton withers, the combination of the 4 being what we see, and I think she probably isn't as bad off as her wonky looking conformation suggests. She is certainly a conformation trainwreck, that's for certain...
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post #16 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 08:21 PM
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She looks excessively top-heavy to me... (giant chest/shoulders vs. slim hind quarters). I couldn't imagine that she could enjoy riding, let alone anchor a saddle properly...

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post #17 of 18 Old 03-11-2012, 09:10 PM
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a roach is typically in the loin area. not sure what it is called when it's near the withers?
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-15-2012, 02:51 PM
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Could be a minor roach back, or it could be an extreme case of mutton withers. I have seen horses that have virtually no withers, but not to that extreme.

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