Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979
Here's an ASB mare that the owner wanted me to help custom build a saddle pad for, so she could ride her. I told her there was no way a pad could fit any saddle to this poor mare. She was only about 13 years old in this photo, if I remember correctly.
Holy cow, that is a crazy swayback. I wonder how long she's been like that. I don't think I'd even think of riding a horse that looked like that, let along purchasing one (FYI, not a shot at the OP, the OP's posted horse is not nearly as bad imo, I'm just wondering if the woman bought the horse looking like that).
This has been an interesting read though. I have a friend who's horse is sway backed and he's only 9 years old, but I don't remember him being sway back the first time I met him 3 years ago, so I'm wondering how it developed, or if I just never noticed it before. It's about the equivilent of the horse the OP posted, except I think my friend's horse's back is longer.
Equiniphile do you remember the link to the article you read? I'd be interested in reading it as well.