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    07-29-2012, 05:11 PM

How serious is it if a horse is a roarer? Does it prevent them from doing certain disciplines like jumping? Or is it just a minor problem for most horses?
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    07-29-2012, 08:03 PM
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That would depend on the cause of the roaring & only a scope can tell you that. High demand sports could have a horse struggling for enough air.
I knew a Saddelbred that actually dropped during a lesson due to roaring & not enough air. Two surgeries later she was OK but could no longer perform with her head high & flexed but she was fine for regular riding where she could hold her head as she needed.

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