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    10-24-2009, 12:37 PM
  #11
Foal
Yes she is very calm, that is another thinkg she really has no spunk about her at all when I go down to feed them the others will come runnin and here she is just walkin up through there with her head down. And while the others will will frolic and jump and run she like hardly ever does that very seldomly she might run a lil if she's been kept up for a while. But she is very easy to handle and she's not spooked easily and she just stays calm, which makes it easy for whoevers handling her, but I do worry about her at times. The way she hangs her head and her non-reactant nature.. But I guess that's just the way she is.. she's supposed to be with colt right now and I'm hopin that will help her to fill out and look a lil more normal lol..
     
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    10-25-2009, 02:32 AM
  #12
Weanling
Um im not understanding the issue...so has she always been like this or is this a new issue? Could just be that her neck/back/poll needs to be adjusted, it also could be a comformation fault. I am not sure how that would make her unrideable as someone mentioned in here but I would get her checked by a chiro if this a new issue and your concerned.
     
    10-25-2009, 12:09 PM
  #13
Foal
neck problems.. please help.. PICTURES!!

Umm no this is not a new issue. Her neck has always been that way, and she has always been kinda nonreactant.. I've had my vet look at her but he doesn't really seem to worried about it just says that some horses have short necks.. So I don't really know what to do because the way she holds her head kinda ruins her looks to me.. Don't get me wrong she is a pretty horse and has very pretty color. I guess I'm just not makin much sense.. lol
     
    10-26-2009, 07:32 PM
  #14
Trained
Does she always hold her head on an angle too? It does look funny somehow; I don't know exactly what though. If you get a chance to post side, front and rear confo shots maybe someone will see something. I can't see how having a short neck has anything to do with how she holds herself.

What does she do if you tell her to lift her head? Does she flinch? Get crabby? What if you feel her spine from her poll right to her croup? Any flinching? Anything that feels odd? It is definitely better to have expert hands, but you might be surprised at what you can tell yourself by comparing one horse to another.
     
    10-26-2009, 11:24 PM
  #15
Foal
We took her to a farm for about a month to have her trained a lil and registered.. And my dad has ridden her some and she still holds her head that way when he's ridin her and he says she's a really good trail horse and rides good if she would just hold her head up cause that kinda makes it hard to ride her..
     
    10-26-2009, 11:38 PM
  #16
Yearling
If you are concerned, have her examined and x-rays of her neck taken. Horses can have issues where the vertebrae in the neck have arthritic changes even very young. These changes can lead to hold the head/neck abnormally, lameness and even neurological appearing issues.
     

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