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Tammy Taylor (Taylor)
Posted on Monday, Jan 14, 2002 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello,

I need an answer asap, if possible. Someone who I have bought a horse before, called and asked if I could give one of her horses a good home. Something has happened in her personal life that requires her to give this horse away. Luckily, I took video of her horses last time I was out there and could recall the horse. He is in good health, is 20, but he has a long sway back. My question is, Can a sway backed horse perform just as well as a normal looking horse? I know, a silly question, but one I have to ask before calling her back. I plan on a vet check for this horse, but would like an opinion from this forum before I make that decision. If anyone can help me with this, I would appreciate it. This horse would be used for trail rides ranging from 1-4 hours once it has been legged up.

Thanks! :)
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Tammy Taylor (Taylor)
Posted on Monday, Jan 14, 2002 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oops! The first time I did a search for sway back, I came up with only 2 posts. After I posted the above message, I searched again and came up with 3 pages worth! In another post, Dr O said that healthy sway backed horses are as sound as the next horse, so I guess that answers my question. If anyone happens to have any other information, I would appreciate it!
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