Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Narrow Chest -- Challenges?
Hey, I wasn't entirely certain of where to post this... but I have a question about the impacts that a conformationally narrow chest can have on a horse. I know that it's certainly not desirable, but how does it really affect a horse. What sort of challenges might it pose?
The reason I ask is because I am looking at potentially buying a mare whose conformation is relatively nice save for a relatively narrow chest. (She has a lovely temperament as well, which is worth a lot in itself.) If I did get her, my intention would be to train her in the lower levels of dressage and do some trail riding with her. Is there any way that a narrow chest could negatively impact what I might want to do with her?