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Q: Is ther anything that can be done for a young horse with swayed back?

April 14, 2010 | By Tarabelle29 | 2 answers | Expired: 1637 days ago

2yr old appy with really swayed back. I tried to post pics but couldn't figure out how.

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Stephanie  C.
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Apr 15, 2010

Well that is awfully young for a swayback. He probably has had an injury and/or nerve damage. His back will probably be weaker than normal and I doubt he could take a rider. He might be able to drive if he is brought along slowly. He needs to build a lot of muscle control. Have your vet check him for physical damage. You could also try an orthopedic vet or chiropractor.

I would like to see a pic. When you post a question, there should be a button to upload a photo - click 'browse'.

Good luck!

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Trish B.
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Apr 16, 2010

Read the Tellington touch by Linda Tellington. I hope i spelled her name right.

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