Hello everyone! I've bought this four year old, fresh off the thrack thoroughbred last week. He does not present any gait abnormalities, but he has something rather odd in his left shoulder. As you can see in the pictures, his scapular spine is very visible. He walks, trots, canters and gallops normally. The last picture, the one in which he is all sweaty, is from the exact moment he arrived from the track. This protuberance was even more noticeable then, before he started to put on some weight. He had an injury which had to be stitched on that shoulder three months ago. One of the stitches is reluctant to heal completely, but we are taking care of it and it seems like it is getting better. He hit a fence and cut himself. Maybe that lead to some kind of nerve damage?. Some people told me it is probably a sweeney shoulder, and although it looks similar to the pictures I've seen of it, and the circumstances seem to match (trauma on that area) I am not convinced since that characteristic swing of the shoulder is not present. If it helps, racehorses in my country always work counter-clockwise. Apart from this, he is a very good boy. I was able to ride him (walking) the day after he arrived and we even went trail riding with four other horses yesterday. He is currently in a horse boarding near my house, where he is taken care of. He socializes with other horses and people too. He is so calm and happy I can't belive he raced two weeks ago!. Anyway, I hope you can help me identify this problem. Thank you. If it helps, I can post a video of him walking.