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  1. Horse Health
    So I know a topline develops from the horse stretching long and low. Many saddle seat horses I know have an excellent topline even though they hold their heads high. Is it possible to develop a topline like that? And if so what are some exercises I can do on my Saddlebred? *no hate against...
  2. New to Horses
    Hey everyone! I'm a new member of The Horse Forum, but I definitely have visited this site a lot for assistance with various things that I've needed. One of the main reasons I've finally joined is because I am having the darnedest time getting the right saddle and pad for my gelding whom is...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am in search of a saddle that will fit my horse. It has been a long drawn out process. I have tried many saddles, but cannot find a comfortable fit for my 15 year old arabian mare. She stands 14.3, with large sloping shoulders (slight swayback). She has a very short back, so I have found that...
  4. Horse Conformation Critique
    Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting Would you call this swayback or just high withers or both? Would you consider it bad enough where he should be ridden less or by a light rider? Any other advice? Thank you!
  5. Horse Health
    So... first a bit of backstory. The horse pictured below is an American Saddlebred I have known for about 3 years now. I am moving away to college in about a month, and have arranged to buy this horse, as I have been working with him for a long time now and he is a sweetheart. :) He is about 9...
  6. Horse Health
    I was asking my riding partner why her old mare had such a deep dip in her back. She called it "Swayback", and said she wasn't sure what caused it and would like to find out. Someone had told her that it was because her horse was a former broodmare. Could that be true? What does swayback really...
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