Horse Hip problems - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-26-2010, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
Horse Hip problems

I am looking at buying a Tennessee Walking horse. This will be my first horse. I have a question about its hips. When I first went to see it you could see the hips, I don't think they were showing terribly bad. It still concerned me. The owner said it was due to him being so big, 16.1 hands. Is it a real concern for him to be showing his hip bones? I have tried to research this problem but seem to find not a whole lot of information.
Amber12 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 01-26-2010, 02:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Watertown, MN
Posts: 5,540
• Horses: 3
He's probably really underweight or there is something severly wrong with him. I had a TWH gelding that was 16 hands, you couldn't see his hip bones until he got too old to keep weight on.
MN Tigerstripes is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-26-2010, 04:43 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,051
• Horses: 0
If you post a pic that may help but it seems the TWH I have been around seems that tehre hips are the last place to gain weight and the 1st place to loose it.
churumbeque is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-26-2010, 04:51 PM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 744
• Horses: 4
It may just be that he needs more help gaining weight than what he is getting. I've never heard of a horse's hips showing because it was big unless they feed him less than his body needs.
SmoothTrails is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Posts: 2
• Horses: 0
He is ten years old, I may have pic of them. They are not protruding out of his side bad but it could just be under weight. I just don't want to get him and there be major problems. I will try to post a pic when I get home. Thanks for the help. The last thing I want to do is jump into something.
Amber12 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse trailer problems... MangoRoX87 Horse Training 7 01-18-2010 04:31 PM
New horse problems chesterh Horse Training 13 11-13-2009 02:36 PM
HELP! Horse Jumping Problems... RideroftheWind Jumping 4 07-21-2009 11:53 AM
Problems with lesson horse natalier Horse Riding 15 06-20-2008 03:42 PM
New horse problems Supermane Horse Training 8 10-31-2007 08:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome