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post #11 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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This is what I think of when I hear you say she has "long pasterns."

http://i47.tinypic.com/vhxkwz.jpg (I do not own this picture and I found it on another public forum)

My mare's pasterns resemble NOTHING similar to this.
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post #12 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 03:06 PM
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Her pastern and hoof angle do not match...the pastern is more angled than the hoof. Now this could be due to needing more off the heel and toe, but if she's already a size 0 shoe, I'm not sure how much more you can take off.

Is she desperately weak in the pastern, though? No not yet...but the potential IS there; make for darn sure you always keep her feet in good condition...especially keep her toes from getting too long, as that is only going to add more strain on those pasterns.

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post #14 of 24 Old 06-10-2010, 08:15 PM
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^ I thought the pastern should be the same slope as the shoulder, not the hoof? I may well be wrong, but I had never heard of comparing the hoof angle to the pastern angle.

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I believe all three of those angles should be relatively close to being the same...I have my conformation book packed up due to my move, but will dig it out asap when I get moved this weekend.

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^ I thought the pastern should be the same slope as the shoulder, not the hoof? I may well be wrong, but I had never heard of comparing the hoof angle to the pastern angle.
Hoof angle should always match pastern angle - the problem is when people try to change the angles in beliefs it will make a hardier hoof/pastern.



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The bottomside of the pastern should be at a 45degree angle to the ground.
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post #18 of 24 Old 06-11-2010, 12:49 AM
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She still looks pretty "normal" to me.
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post #19 of 24 Old 06-13-2010, 12:35 AM
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>>>>Fine a very short pasterned stud


NOOOOOOOO!
Very short pasterns are IMO a bigger issue than somewhat long pasterns, both for soundness and for riding comfort. Plus, breeding short to long does not usually equal medium, which is the most correct-- IMO, the OP would be best off using a stallion with the most correct pasterns if they choose to breed their mare.

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post #20 of 24 Old 06-13-2010, 10:50 AM
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For the record, I was joking.

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