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    Rio's rediculously long back Note the saddle is 17inches, and i could fit another behind Even the back lady was like... hmmm, his back is long isnt it haha

    And his base of his neck is very weak and rather wierd looking with massivly high withers




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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerlover52 View Post
    How might the second conformation fault affect a horses going Iron Maiden? I can't really see it as a fault, tbh, it's very minor and barely noticeable
    You might actually find it easier to get the horse off their forehand, but bitting could be a problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine-x View Post
    sloped pasterns infront, upright pasterns behind.
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    This horse had a roach back (can't really see with saddle on, but can't find the pic without tack).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clava View Post
    This horse had a roach back (can't really see with saddle on, but can't find the pic without tack).
    Whats a roach back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonia :) View Post
    Whats a roach back?
    When the spine arches up the wrong way instead of following a smooth curve to the rump......someone must have a better definition than that
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    Think your explanation is what i would have said Clava, the spine arches up so the back is flatter

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    Sunshine - what do you mean by camped out behind and do you have any problems with the pasterns (or expect any?)
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    apart from being headless, huge withers, sway back, week backend probs a few others also

    dodgy pelvis also hence the resting of foot since been resolved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clava View Post
    Sunshine - what do you mean by camped out behind
    Hope you don't mind me answering this. The back legs are further behind the bum, rather than underneath the horse I think.

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    Cannon and fetlock are “behind” the plumb line dropped from point of buttock. Associated with upright rear pasterns.
    Rear leg moves with greater swing before the hoof contacts the ground, which wastes energy, reduces stride efficiency, and increases osculation and vibrations felt in joints, tendons, ligaments, and hoof. May cause quarter cracks and arthritis.

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