I'm on the hunt for an eventing prospect, & I've come across a 5yr old Holsteiner gelding who looks absolutely lovely undersaddle, but was apparently born with a swayback. As far as I know, this was not the result of any sort of injury, he actually was born with it. I've been reading a few articles online about swaybacked horses, & what I'm reading is that a horse born with lordosis can have a perfectly normal riding career, as long as they are properly fitted for a saddle.
My question - does anyone have experience with horses that were born this way? I don't want to get myself invested in this gelding at all if he won't be able to do the job that I need him for, but I also don't want to write him off for something that could simply be just a cosmetic issue.