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Vets warn that 'extreme breeding' could harm horses

The El Rey Magnum is ‘close to perfection’, according to its breeders in Washington state
An Arabian Class 9 Mare, yarling colts section, is paraded during the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship in the Gulf emirate on March 18, 2017. The championship is a competition for purebred Arabian horses which parade during the three-day event to showcase their beauty and talents. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB / Getty Images

Vets are warning that the “extreme breeding” of horses could harm their health and welfare after pictures emerged with a drastically concave profile. Claimed to be already worth “several million dollars”, El Rey Magnum is said to be “close to perfection” by its breeders at , an Arabian horse specialist in Ellensburg, Washington state.

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