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        10-09-2010, 08:42 PM
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    Ok I might me getting a 5 yo tb mare. She was off the track now for 3 years. I just looked at the pic the owner sent and her neck looks hick to me. Is that normal. She hasn't been worked in 4 months. She is a big girl 17.1 hands. Is the neck size a problem or what could cause this.. Her neck wasn't like this at 2 however she was on the skinny size too. If I knew how to post a pic I would
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        10-09-2010, 08:52 PM
    What do you mean by the term 'hick'? Is there anyway you could post a picture?
        10-09-2010, 08:56 PM
    Ok-so the horse is now 5, and has been off the track for 3 yrs.....and is 17.1. Right there, that concerns me. To me that means she could very well been worked very hard way too young, which could mean real issues for any horse, but I would think more so with this size.

    As far as neck thickness.....depends. Some(most I have seen) cribbers/windsuckers develop thickness in the throatlatch. Other than that, I have no idea. I do not have any idea if you mean the whole neck?
        10-09-2010, 08:57 PM
    I meant thick. How do I post a pic? I'm new to this
        10-09-2010, 08:58 PM
    Yes it's her whole neck
        10-09-2010, 09:00 PM
    Oh sorry. She never actually made it to the track to race years ago due to a sprain. So she was never raced.
        10-09-2010, 09:01 PM
    Did you get my post I sent?
        10-09-2010, 09:11 PM
    It is hard to post a picture, I think. I have to transfer my pics to a hosting site, like photobucket, then come back here and do a post useing the link that photobucket gives you.
        10-09-2010, 09:13 PM
    No she wasn't never raced. But her pic fro 3 years ago she was slimmer all together because they gave up on her before she raced. So I'm glad she gained weight but just wondering why her whole neck looks thick. It goes with the rest of her body bcause she is a big horse. Maybe it's just the pic I don't know. I suppose to go see her tomorrow. But was just curious why it appeared so thick
        10-09-2010, 09:15 PM
    Thanks. Yeah I wish I could post the pic but I'm clueless on the process

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