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post #1 of 9 Old 10-09-2008, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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roach back

what is? It can someone explain it? How does a horse get it? I have never heard of it. Thanks

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-09-2008, 05:50 PM
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I've heard of roaching a horses mane but never a roach backed horse. New to me too Heres a roached mane



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A roach back pertains to a lump in the last vertebrae on the horse's spine. Instead of a nice smooth line toward the rump, there is a noticeable rise or lump. I believe it has to do with a misalignment of the vertebrae and is definitely a conformation fault.

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Wow learn something new everyday Thanks Bill


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This is roaching and to the extreme.

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aww! Poor horseeyyy!

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thanks spyder for clearing that up for me. Actually my onl horse had that. Not that extreme by any means. Poor guy that looks painful. Do you know what causes that? Genetics? Disease? Mutation?

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I've heard of roaching a horses mane but never a roach backed horse. New to me too Heres a roached mane

TOTALLY OT... but......GOOD GOLLY!!!! I SO love a roached mane... I'm going to roach Dumas one of these day's whether Bill likes it or not... He'll come home and it will be too late... No more mane...Sleek and Schexy!!!

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OMG ok I might be paranoid, but I think that's what gypsy has!? Ever since I've had her she has had a lump of maybe three vertebrae’s that stick out. She is always in pain in her lower back, if im pressing in there or just rub my hand down her back she will give in. My BO/trainer said that its because of her old owners had a western saddle that did not fit, BUT her white hairs where the damage is isnt even close to the other spot. I did have her go to a chiropractor and she said that after working with her she made such a huge improvement.
I've always tried to get her back muscles into shape but never could. She did loose weight this winter and I got her on beet pulp but now she's just fat and her back is still oh how do I say it, well their is hardly any thing there! YIKES... K here are some pics do you think she has it?
Sorry for my lame photoshop.
Here is her back close up and I showed where the spots are, there is the little dip that will never fill in. And then right before that is the bump!



Here is a confo shot same day, but you can see it from a far. I can also get more confo shots.



Sorry you can't really tell...I can go out to the barn and get a snap of it if needed.
Oh what do you guys think? I have her on the market :( Maybe that's why no one will come look at her? Lol they all run when they see her pics. Although I didnt use thies as sale pics.

EDIT:
I was researching and found this pic that looks exactly like gypsy's back!
The high withers and the bump, although gypsy's back is longer.

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