The mild to moderate roach back performance horse?
I am gathering information on this topic and would like first hand stories of those that have owned horses with a mild to moderate roach back.
Did you horse have a long career or was it limited by his back?
Did his back require special maintenance during his time riding?
Did you find it limited his performance-for example, he would jump but only to xxx height, or he could not jump but happily eased down the trail, etc
How did you manage saddle fit issues?
Did he end up with premature arthritis, muscle atrophy elsewhere, etc
Really anything and everything you can share from personal experience OR any professional articles on the topic-with photos if at all possible.
Did the maintenance create too many struggles to work through it?
Did the horse require periodic time off to 'recover' from the strain on his back?
Anyway, you get the picture.