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Sheryl L Wilkins (Wilkins2)
Posted on Thursday, Aug 10, 2000 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am looking at a 10yo WB gelding to use as a childrens/jr hunter. We will do the 3' for at least one more year if not 2. He has a bit of a sway back and the Mom is concerned that it may have some arthritis or other problems that require chiropractic care. The horse is not cheap and they are afraid of getting into a big maintenance situation and trouble on resale if they wanted to sell later. I read the other posts but I wondered if how we would use him would be affected over time with this condition. They said he was born this way and is quite competitive at this time.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Friday, Aug 11, 2000 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sway back horses do not seem to have any more problems than straight back horses in my experience.
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Teresa Alexander-Arab (Teresaa)
Posted on Sunday, Aug 13, 2000 - 9:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Sheryl,

FYI there is a 23 year-old hanovarian gelding at my barn with a sway back. He was born that way. He is still going strong and carries himself better then many of the younger horses. He has never (as far as I know) had a back problem.

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