I have 9 horses, all (but 1) are fat and healthy, the other is a little on the thin side, only had her for a few weeks... putting on weight slowly
I've actually got three and my sister has the rest /: so unfair... but you know, it happens...
They're all different breeds, but all my sisters horses, apart from the shetland, have a roach back. And none of mine do.
They all get worked and fed differently and according to there needs, but all kept in the same paddock. It's just weird how my sisters horses have it and mine don't.
I thought it could have been the way she rides and works them, but I ride one of them more then she does (cause of reasons) and she has it to...
So now I'm thinking it's just random and has nothing to do with anything.
But I heard from somewhere that Roach back isn't all that common. Yet we have 5 horses with it... out of 9. But none of them are bad, there quite mild.
So is it common?! How do you treat it/can you treat it? Has anyone got a horse with it?!
Heres a piccy so we know we're all talking about the same thing - not my horse, don't have a good photo, but that's about how 'bad' mine are. Which isn't bad.