Is it just me or am I seeing a roach back here. I have been offered this TB and he has a lot of great features but something about his back end is off to me. Lots of bone. 16’1. Gelded. He appears sound but I’m sceptical. What are you guys seeing? Never raced. Looking for a hunter.
I'm not really seeing a roach back I think it's just the angle of his back going up to meet his butt because he is butt high but he's only 4 so his front end will likely catch up. Those pasterns though would make me think he doesn't have a future of staying sound.
He's also so thick for a TB...or is it just vs ones I'm used to seeing?
A bit of both. He's uh... rather fat, but he's also on the chunkier end of the spectrum build wise for the breed. I have a TB mare who is 16.3 and built like a Mack truck, and my new boy is an awkward gangly noodle who is 17h (as a 3yo, so he will grow) and has no substance to him yet. They vary quite massively in build.
I don't see a roach on your horse. This is a pic of a real bad roach back. Your horse that you're asking about looks short backed, and slopes up to the point of croup. Being short backed can cause saddle fit issues but otherwise isn't a problem. Since this is a growthy 4 yr old, some of that could level out.