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    10-08-2008, 09:41 PM
roach backed?

Ok my horse is deffinately roach backed.i was just wondering if that was a bad thing or not.and does it interfere with anything or is it just a conformational error?!?

Another thing is I forgeet what its called.but right after the withers her neck goes down and comes back up(theres like a little dip there)..and I forget the name.but is that bad too and can you fix it?does it affect anything once again?
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    10-09-2008, 05:40 PM
What is roach back??? I would ask my vet...can you upload somepics??
    10-09-2008, 05:57 PM
Green Broke
Can we see pics?

I found these:
    10-09-2008, 09:45 PM
I posted this picture on the other roach backed thread. This is a roach and to the extreme.

    10-10-2008, 07:40 AM
Wow, Spyder! That one looks scary!
    10-10-2008, 07:51 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
Wow, Spyder! That one looks scary!
I agree. I can honestly say, I don't recall ever seeing a horse like that.
    10-10-2008, 08:12 AM
What is scary is that it is a pregnant 2 year old mare. The owner is saying that the roach is due to poor feeding while growing up ( heavens it is STILL growing up) and hasn't a clue that you just don't breed conformation disasters like this.
    10-10-2008, 08:38 AM
Green Broke
Oh my!! That's terrible.

Some people are so naive!
    10-10-2008, 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by Spyder    
you just don't breed conformation disasters like this.
Which is why we have so many poor quality horses that end up in places and situations that no one wants to think about, and brings down the value of good horses.
    10-10-2008, 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by Spyder    
What is scary is that it is a pregnant 2 year old mare.
I'm just speechless....................

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