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post #21 of 32 Old 09-13-2008, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Iam sorry I been really busy this week been going a long trip to demoplis to see my papa-jean and my new baby cousin William and then been working with Babe on barrel racing. I been real busy. now iam back and in a little while Iam going to go out and prac. barrel on Babe before it look like it gonna rain. :\
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post #22 of 32 Old 09-14-2008, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by valleychick2121
I agree with everyone about her back being neither too long or too short. I really don't like her lack of muscling at all. Was she too thin and just got her weight back, or is she just like that?
Babe was like that when I bought her and she 17 year old. Iam also training Babe on Barrel racing . She coming along pretty good just got to teach her the cue to swing her back end, to come closer around the barrel. Iam going to try and get a new pic. of her.
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post #23 of 32 Old 09-14-2008, 01:14 PM
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I actually don't think she's long backed at all, but I think the illusion is created because her hind end is a little smaller than her front end, and she lacks some muscle. At 17 it's not uncommon for her to getting a little sway backed but as far as her being long or short, I'd really say the length of her back is fine.

As a side note, unless you have a horse with an exceptionall long back, carrying weight is usually not an issue.


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post #24 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 10:59 AM
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I think she's short,because my horse is long back and she has a shorter back then my horses.
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post #25 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 05:59 PM
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She looks fairly well conformed. She is slightly longer in the back than I'd like to see, and she is weak in the topline, as well, especially right to the front of her croup...she needs some gymnastics to help keep her back muscles strong.

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post #26 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 06:16 PM
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I would say long back, but she looks good.
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post #27 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 09:00 PM
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She is a little bit short backed but its not very noticable.

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post #28 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sara View Post
She does have a long back.
I conquer but why are you asking? is it something that is troubling you? NO horse is perfect and as long as she is sound without pain or discomfort issues and its not affecting her, it shouldn't matter. She's got some stunning coloring.
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post #29 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 09:53 PM
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Hey guys, this is a REALLY old thread. Last time the OP posted was Sept 2008.
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post #30 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 10:12 PM
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