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post #1 of 4 Old 10-07-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Question Conformation question.

Alright, by no means do I intend on doing this, I just want to satisfy my curiosity.

If you take a mare, who toes out in the back & front, SEVERELY, and breed her with a stallion that toes in a lot.. Would the foal have a high possibility of having well-conformed legs?? Lol, I guess it has a chance, but not a high percentage? They would be more likely to either toe in or out, rather than having nice, straight legs??

Just wondering.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-08-2010, 01:01 PM
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When breeding, you should look for a stallion that HAS nice, straight legs. The opposite of the extreme won't do you any good, it's not like averaging things out in math. Hope that helps!
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Agreed, if you bred a mare that toed out severely and a stallion that toed in severely, you would likely end up with a foal with completely jacked up legs. It's best to find 2 horses with nice straight legs and pair them.

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I was just curious, I didn't know if it would average out! lol, thanks everyone.
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