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post #11 of 21 Old 10-14-2011, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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hey I was also wondering how do you add a horse to your profile? I havnt been able to figure it out. Mine says horses:0 and I don't know how to add Ringo?

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-14-2011, 11:41 PM
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hey I was also wondering how do you add a horse to your profile? I havnt been able to figure it out. Mine says horses:0 and I don't know how to add Ringo?
The "horses" menu between "CP" and "Carrot Kitchen".
Then when in the Horses menu select "Your horses". Should be easy enough to figure out from there.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-15-2011, 05:41 AM
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Can I be rude and ask what the breeding is?


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post #14 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Can I be rude and ask what the breeding is?
He's 1/2 Morgan 1/2 QH
The lady before me got him as a rescue from a lady who couldn't afford him anymore and he was going to be shipped to slaughter. His parents are both registered dam is the Morgan and sire is the QH. They were probably trying to breed him to have the desireablw traits of a QH but be gaited (which he can do) why is that rude to ask?
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 05:06 PM
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Definitely not swaybacked! :) :) Looks like a sweetheart too:)
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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He has a little dish to his back which I love. I have never had a truly straight backed horse. All my horses have been similar to yours, so it's a trait I have grown to love.

I sometimes think having a straighter back would be more condusive to getting a good fitting saddle though!
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post #17 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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He has a little dish to his back which I love. I have never had a truly straight backed horse. All my horses have been similar to yours, so it's a trait I have grown to love.

I sometimes think having a straighter back would be more condusive to getting a good fitting saddle though!
Yea that's very true the first one I had for him didn't work well for that reason but now the one I have works great. I find it easier to stay on bareback with a slight dip :-D I've only seen a couple of horses with a truely straight back but the little dip is definitely more common. He's great for trail rides and pleasure so it works for me
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely not swaybacked! :) :) Looks like a sweetheart too:)
great Thankyou he is. He's a big ol' puppy dog
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post #19 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 05:43 PM
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The Truth About Swayback And Lordosis

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It is estimated that less than 1% of the horse population is affected by true lordosis, a genetic disease causing spinal deviations and curvature. Studies have shown that lordosis is an inheritable defect, seen most commonly in the Saddlebred, but any breed can be affected.

Amazingly, aside from the extreme appearance, lordosis has no direct influence on horses health or soundness. Swaybacked broodmares are able to carry and deliver foals normally, though the genetic component of lordosis makes breeding such mares a potential concern. Amazingly, even severely affected horses can carry a rider and a saddle, and can be ridden and even shown competitively.

The most important issue in riding a horse with lordosis, or any type of back issue, is saddle fit. Careful attention to saddle fit is necessary to ensure that the swaybacked horse is provided with a comfortable and well-balanced saddle.
From The Truth About Swayback And Lordosis

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post #20 of 21 Old 10-16-2011, 06:23 PM
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He's a cutie and not swaybacked. I have a friend with a horse with similar breeding and a similar back hence why I asked. I have a straight backed, mutton withered horse so I'm sure you'll have better luck fitting a saddle with that high wither. My old gelding was like that and all I needed was a raiser pad to help the saddle a little to deal with a length of his back.
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