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  1. #1
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    Default Heavy neck/shoulder area, recipe for disaster?

    Looked at a cute little gelding tonight. Am going back on Sat to see him in the daylight and ride in the arena. Just looking at him in the barn aisle I got an impression of a very heavy front end. And from the knees down he looked "light". Over all he had a nice frame, very pleasing to look at with that cute qh bum. But that thick neck tied into the shoulder....

    So would this build predispose him to navicular? Ringbone?
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Why?

    Maybe he was just gelded later than sooner and have a big 'stallion' neck?



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    A stallions crest and a thick neck are distinctively different.

    No one has had experience with a heavy forequarters? Any opinions, ideas!!!
    "All top hat and no canter". *Graureiter*



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    Not sure without a picture, but there are a ton of Morgans built that way. I have 2 and (knock on wood) haven't ever had any leg/feet issues.



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    Unless he is severely unbalanced ( heavy in front end, light in the back) where he looks like 2 horses stuck together it might be just fine. If he is super heavy on the front end he will be heavy in your hands and that can wear you out if you are trying to hold him together while riding.



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