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        09-07-2008, 08:35 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Could be some distortion - she does look different in real life. It was actually a saddle fitter who told me she had a short back and this was in person so she didn't have to rely on pics lol
         
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        09-10-2008, 01:09 PM
      #12
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Sara
    Smooth gaits have more to do with the angle of the shoulder and length of the humerus. Other aspects can contribute as well, such as the croup angle, or a roach back, or a short back. But from my reading, I've found the first two to be major factors: a horse with a short back can definitely create a smooth gait if other factors are good.
    This is an excellent point. I forget the rest of the package.... I have been blessed with a very well put together mare who threw a very very nicely put together colt. Best legs I have ever seen. < bangs own drum. LOL The farriers all drool over him.> Too bad I can't repeat the breeding.
         
        09-10-2008, 01:53 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    But not all long back horses have bad striding and can't collect. My TB has a pretty long back but he collects just nicely and he has a powerhouse of a hind end and rockets over jumps and his strides are absolutely wonderful and smooth. So it depends on the horse even if they arent well put together. Although mine is very well put together, his only fault is that his right front foot toes out a little but with regular farrier work it turns it right back in.
         
        09-10-2008, 02:00 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I have always wondered about how 'they' distinguish between a short back and a long back. I've always been told that horses with shorter backs carry weight better, and with me being a larger rider, having a horse with a shorter back would be beneficial to me.
         

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