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  • Yearling horse with roach back

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    03-11-2012, 04:33 AM
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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    03-11-2012, 04:34 AM
She's in pain, whatever the root cause.
    03-11-2012, 12:47 PM
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.
    03-11-2012, 04:33 PM
Could she be roach backed? Or is that typically more towards the croup?
    03-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Originally Posted by hoopla    
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...
    03-11-2012, 09:21 PM
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...
    03-11-2012, 10:10 PM

A roach is typically in the loin area. Not sure what it is called when it's near the withers?
    03-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Green Broke
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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