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post #1 of 20 Old 10-08-2008, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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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 umm..wow 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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post #2 of 20 Old 10-09-2008, 04:40 PM
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what is roach back??? I would ask my vet...can you upload somepics??

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post #3 of 20 Old 10-09-2008, 04:57 PM
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can we see pics?

I found these:
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/studios/2905/roachbak.gif
http://www.american-flex.com/back%20a.jpg


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I posted this picture on the other roach backed thread. This is a roach and to the extreme.

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 06:40 AM
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Wow, Spyder! That one looks scary!
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post #6 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 06:51 AM
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Wow, Spyder! That one looks scary!
I agree. I can honestly say, I don't recall ever seeing a horse like that.
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post #7 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 07:12 AM
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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.
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post #8 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 07:38 AM
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Oh my!! That's terrible.

Some people are so naive!
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post #9 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 09:03 AM
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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.

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post #10 of 20 Old 10-10-2008, 10:22 AM
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What is scary is that it is a pregnant 2 year old mare.
I'm just speechless....................
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