Rescue back

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  1. AngieNBali

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    hey all! So I recently got a 10 yo quarter horse from a lady at the track I work at. He was raced as a QH and then abandoned once they made all their money. She found him in a field, very underweight and in just bad condition. She restored his health, got his teeth fixed and I think he looks pretty darn great for what he probably looked like. However, I've noticed his back is a little sway-ish. Opinions? Thanks!
     

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    I just noticed how horribly downhill he looks in the first photo due to uneven flooring. Thanks wind! Here's another photo.
     
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    He's a cutie! Definitely some sway back going on. Many times, they can still make a great riding horse if they're sound and ridden with proper fitting tack.

    Has a vet checked his teeth? He looks like he may be older than 10 to me.
     
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    Thankyou! Yes, the vet that floated his teeth when he was found gave him the age of 10. He's such a sweet gem.
     
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    Nah, not yet. He's downhill, butt high and has a long, weak back, weak loins, and little topline. Sausage-barelled is what that's called. He may age into a Sway back so be sure to ride him so he builds a proper topline and loins.
     
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    Any advice of certain exercises for him? He's mostly just a trail guy and pleasure since he's had a rough time.
     
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    Correct riding, mostly. I hear hills are good too. But mostly just making sure he's using his back end, rounding under the saddle and not throwing his head up and hollowing his back.

    He looks nice though. More of a "ridden too early" swayback than the dramatic congenital swayback. Take extra care with saddle fit too, just a curvy back like that is enough to make some saddles bridge.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    You can do belly lifts when brushing, doing groundwork or when horsing around.
    Helps strengthening his core and topline.
     
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    I don't find another photo, just the two at the top.
     

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