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Jalter 05-11-2013 02:48 PM

Worst Examples of Conformation
We have a "Dumbest Horses for Sale" thread, so how about this one? Here, you can share pictures of horses with horrible conformation. This can also be a guide for new horse owners on what NOT to look for, and something interesting for the rest of us to look at. I'll go first:

What is up with this Georgian Grande's neck?

And here is just a bit of humour :P

TBforever 05-11-2013 03:40 PM

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Jalter 05-11-2013 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by TBforever (Post 2485825)

Geez! Is that a severe roach back or a bad injury?

Jalter 05-11-2013 04:04 PM

Jalter 05-11-2013 04:07 PM

Sharpie 05-11-2013 04:27 PM

I have nothing to add. Just. WOW.

FeatheredFeet 05-11-2013 04:35 PM


Originally Posted by TBforever (Post 2485825)

The first two are dwarf Miniature Horses. Not a conformation fault as such, but a severe genetic problem and found in several breeds.


acorn 05-11-2013 04:35 PM

This thread makes me sad...poor horses.

FeatheredFeet 05-11-2013 04:40 PM

Lordosis or 'sway back', is a genetic problem and known in several breeds. NO horse with an even slightly swayed back, should be bred. It is mostly well documented in Saddlebreds. Most of the time, sway backs are not the result of riding bareback or when too young, as often thought.


NickerMaker71 05-11-2013 09:42 PM

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Ugh. Those sway backs make me sick in my stomach! I feel like they must hurt! :cry:

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