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Old 11-07-2008, 08:50 AM  
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Hog Back?

The ad of a horse I was looking at on another site mentioned that he had a "slight hog back". I am unfamiliar with the term, could someone please explain?
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I've been told Jake was slightly hog backed.... meaning they dont' have much for withers... More round and harder to fit a saddle to.

Jake is ROUND and doesn't have much for withers, he's getting more as he gets older, but it still takes some effort to find a saddle that fit him correctly.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:57 AM  
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I'm thinking it's probably the same as roach back. If you look at a hog they have a sort of arched back and I think thats what they are meaning

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Here's some pics to kind of show you what I'm talking about...

Hard to see, but look at his wither area, and how it doesn't "stand up" like alot of horses... he's just more round...







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I'm thinking it's probably the same as roach back
Roach back is where the whole back is rounded upward I believe... Hog back refers more to the withers... Or that's how it's always been explained to me
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a hog though there whole back is rounded.

a horse with flat withers is mutton withered...like a sheep
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Well, I've heard jake called both... still don't know what he is... he's getting more as he gets older atleast

I think we need a "horse" dictionary to cover all these terms


Anyway, you could always email the seller and ask what they meant by that statment... They could think it something totally different then someone else.
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It looks like his back rounds up to his rump rather than meeting his rump and then the rump rounding over. Does that make sense - almost like the rounding that should be at the rump is more over his back... Now I'm confusing myself!
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:07 AM  
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that would be roach back by the sounds of it so if thats the case hog back is the same as roach.

can you post the ad?
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Do you have a link to the ad? Then maybe someone with more expirence could enlighten us all, cuz I'm confused now too
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I'm not too interested in the horse, although he is a cute overo. They are calling him grey but I think he looks grulla.

Oh and thanks for the pictures cascy! Such a cutie!
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Here's the link - I didn't know if I could post it but we are not saying anything bad about the horse, just trying to learn, right?

http://www.equine.com/horses-for-sal...1-32a84141f813
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yup roach back so guessing roach and hog are the same
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Opening the ad now... kinda slow on this computer.

I think you can post links, just not the pics if they are not yours

Anyway, be back in a sec
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You're buckskin (dun) is mutton withered. The hog back refers to an upward arching in the rib cage. A normal saddle tree would probably not fit this conformation.
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Yeah, it looks more roach to me as well. he's a cute little guy isn't he?
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Yep, he is pretty cute! So grulla expert (), do you think he's grey or grulla?
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I would call him a grullo.

he has dark ear points, and the startings of dark on his legs... The white covers his dorsal though

He's really kinda cute, but I wonder if those horses stay sound for ridding or not since thier backs are formed differently??

I've never had one, so don't know much about them
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I'd call the dun mutton-withered. And I've owned a few like that. The grey/grulla paint I'd call roach backed, and I've never owned one of them.
Hog backed? Well, around here, we've got a lot of wild hogs, piney woods rooters, that look a lot like the Arkansas razorbacks. And in East Tennessee, where I grew up, I've heard a steep ridge referred to as a hog back. I wouldn't call either of these horses a hog back, but then I think my definition of a hog back is antiquated, and based on starving feral hogs!
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:23 AM  
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The ad says that his back does not affect his soundness but I would be a bit wary about it myself.

You guys teach me something new everyday on here! Thanks!
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