Horse Hip problems
I am looking at buying a Tennessee Walking horse. This will be my first horse. I have a question about its hips. When I first went to see it you could see the hips, I don't think they were showing terribly bad. It still concerned me. The owner said it was due to him being so big, 16.1 hands. Is it a real concern for him to be showing his hip bones? I have tried to research this problem but seem to find not a whole lot of information.
He's probably really underweight or there is something severly wrong with him. I had a TWH gelding that was 16 hands, you couldn't see his hip bones until he got too old to keep weight on.
If you post a pic that may help but it seems the TWH I have been around seems that tehre hips are the last place to gain weight and the 1st place to loose it.
It may just be that he needs more help gaining weight than what he is getting. I've never heard of a horse's hips showing because it was big unless they feed him less than his body needs.
He is ten years old, I may have pic of them. They are not protruding out of his side bad but it could just be under weight. I just don't want to get him and there be major problems. I will try to post a pic when I get home. Thanks for the help. The last thing I want to do is jump into something.
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