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    11-14-2012, 12:17 PM
  #11
Showing
He's also out of shape, which is going to pull his back down. Once you put him in work and that tummy tightens up with muscle, he won't look so pulled down.
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    11-14-2012, 12:22 PM
  #12
Banned
Now this is a sway back......
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    11-14-2012, 12:31 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Looks like a combination of high withers and butt high/downhill build. I can see how it could give an unexperienced eye (i.e. Your DH ) the impression of swayback. It might be a little bit harder to find a good saddle fit, but nothing a good saddle fitter couldn't work with.
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    11-14-2012, 12:32 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Now this is a sway back......
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Omg... I'm no expert, but that almost looks painful for the horse.
     
    11-14-2012, 08:03 PM
  #15
Foal
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Originally Posted by Delmckay    
Here is a better picture of him. He is a 15 year old gelding. Bought him for my daughter to start 4H.

Loosie - I grew up with horses and now just getting back into them

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Yup , not a swayback. :) I see a horse who needs to work on some stomach muscle to sling up his topline, along with actual topline work. Long and low work without letting him drop his shoulders becoming downhill. Don't just let him stretch and fall on his forehand. :)

He is handsome.
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    11-14-2012, 11:09 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by Royal Pine Buck    
yup , not a swayback. :) I see a horse who needs to work on some stomach muscle to sling up his topline, along with actual topline work. Long and low work without letting him drop his shoulders becoming downhill. Don't just let him stretch and fall on his forehand. :)

He is handsome.
Thanks for all your feedback!!

Ok, so my next question - how the heck do I do what Royal Pine Buck suggests??
     

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