Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
In that last pic, after the last rib, her topline has a bump before her croup. That's her lumbar sacral region. If my understanding is correct, it's normally a little further back. It's really nothing to worry about unless you plan to do ride her around hollow backed all her life and not build up any muscle on her. I had a vet scare the snot out of me when he told my OTTB was weak in that area. Four years later and after lot of muscle building, he's a monster and getting comments on his scope and ability to go much further. It's just an observation. That part of her back is weak and subject to pain if not taken care of. Proper saddle fit and good riding is all that's needed to keep it from causing her any pain. With those shoulders and pasterns, I bet she has a wicked nice trot in her. That's the best way to build up that topline, so just use her best traits to build up her worst.
Oh ok, Thank you, I was told that that was a slight roach in her back(which by the way is the flaw I was referring too
) We are working a lot on collection, she is doing very well, she used to go behind the bit a lot but since we have been riding a few times a week she isn't doing that as much, I think she is getting in better shape. She does have an amazing trot, although when I first started riding her it was very hard being I always rode western and I found posting difficult. I nearly fell of the first time I trotted in her lmao. I've been told that her saddle fits her very well, I'm not very good at assessing saddle fit(hence my other post with my appy with 3 different westerns)but I do find english easier to assess then western. I can't wait to be able to take her out and trot her up the hills, right now i'm not comfortable not having a fence lol but soon! She is responding better everyday