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    01-09-2013, 12:55 AM
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Foal
Lump on neck

So my horse has what is almost like a dent in his neck, he's had it since we bought him but he had long shaggy fur then and we did not notice it, he passed the vet check when we bought him so obviously not to major but I find it a bit odd
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    01-09-2013, 12:56 AM
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Green Broke
Which is it - a lump or a dent?
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    01-09-2013, 12:56 AM
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Banned
It's hair....not fur sorry my own personal pet peeve....don't take it personally.
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    01-09-2013, 12:57 AM
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Foal
Well it looks like a lump until you feel it then it feels like a dent so I don't no very strange it doesnt seem to bother him at all though
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    01-09-2013, 07:27 AM
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Yearling
Previous trauma in the past may have caused a lump which when healed can end up with an indent.
     
    01-10-2013, 08:57 PM
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Foal
My gelding has a dent on his neck that is very obvious. It is (rough estimate) 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Yours could be a birth defect like his is. If it is, it wont bother him.
     
    01-10-2013, 09:01 PM
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Super Moderator
Is it a QH?
     
    01-10-2013, 09:26 PM
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Foal
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Is it a QH?
That is funny you should ask that. Can I ask why you did if you don't mind? My guy is an AQHA.
     
    01-10-2013, 09:33 PM
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Green Broke
It could be what is called a Prophets thumb. Indentation in the muscle . Genetic thing. Now each breed calls it something different.
     
    01-11-2013, 09:07 AM
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Yearling
My horse has one the size of a thumb print but it was from trauma, never heard of a Prophets Thumb, interesting. Is it an old tale related to Arabs?
     

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