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Long neck VS short neck performance

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  • Is a short neck or long neck better for a horse
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    05-11-2012, 01:38 PM
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Foal
Long neck VS short neck performance

Hello, I posted an earlier thread that asked advice on a breeding direction. I was asking for a stallion suggestion to compliment my current horse breeding and have rec'd some additional info. I was told if the horse has a short neck it is a barrel prospect and if it has a long neck it is a reining/racing prospect. Is this an accurate statement? I have not heard this advice before.
     
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    05-11-2012, 04:15 PM
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Any horse no matter the discipline can have long or short. It more depends on breed type. What breed were you refering to? I don't get on here all day I haven't seen your posts. Naturally you'd want it to be long but not excessively long. A short neck is a little harder to balence. I read it a while back. Just have to look it up though.
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    05-14-2012, 12:09 PM
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Oh sorry about that. I was reffering to Quarter Horses.
     
    05-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hattumhorsefarm    
Oh sorry about that. I was reffering to Quarter Horses.
IMO.....long is best.

I have never seen a horse that was fit with a short heavy neck.
     
    05-14-2012, 12:35 PM
  #5
Trained
Long = Bad
Short = Bad
Proportionate & Even = Best
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    05-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
Long = Bad
Short = Bad
Proportionate & Even = Best
I like to be able to see a horse in thirds.

1/3 the head and neck.

1/3 the shoulder back to the hip.

1/3 the hip back.

Now of course, this can not be exact measurements.
     
    05-14-2012, 03:58 PM
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Basically a medium size so to speak. It needs to blend in with her. :) usually I look at three sections but I like the over all look.
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    05-14-2012, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MyLittlePonies    
Basically a medium size so to speak. It needs to blend in with her. :) usually I look at three sections but I like the over all look.
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Oh yes....those three parts should flow together.
     
    05-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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Foal
Thanks everyone. I agree ballanced is the best. I have one mare that has a thick neck, but she is stout over all so it does not take away from her overall conformation. (In my oppinion that is)
     
    05-15-2012, 08:12 PM
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Showing
Average necks are obviously best to balance the horse, but if I had to choose between the two extremes I would choose longer.
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