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post #111 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 11:39 AM
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Here is a vid of one of the more muscled up ones. In all honesty, his gaits look horrible and even if he was sound for riding, I bet nobody would want to deal with getting beat to death.
YouTube - CARIBBEAN KID - AQHA Halter Stallion - hypp N/N
That canter makes me want to puke!
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post #112 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 04:22 PM
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That canter makes me want to puke!
Even so, he has a really cute face imo. Lol
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Do you have any examples of a ASH, Wild_Spot?
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Did I hear Topeka, KS at the beginning of this video? That is where I was born and lived there until I was nine.
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post #115 of 137 Old 07-30-2010, 05:20 PM
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Do you have any examples of a ASH, Wild_Spot?
She knows where to find the pictures of all the good ones but I found a site with several that I thought were really pretty.
Silverthorn Australian Stock Horses - We Have The Breed For Your Needs

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They mostly look like AppendixQH's to me. If there were a comparison. I love them! They look to be every bit, if not more, versitile than the AQH.
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Yep, it is like they took the very best aspects of the QH and the very best aspects of the TB and mixed them all into one breed.

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I love the looks of Australian Stock Horses. I have a horse book with a gorgeous picture of a stallion.

ASH's are a mix of Waler and Thoroughbred. Walers were local stock used and bred for working sheep and cattle. They were named after the New South Wales province where they were mostly bred.

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post #119 of 137 Old 08-03-2010, 09:50 AM
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That canter makes me want to puke!
He looks so muscled up that he is having a hard time moving his back legs. At least he's N/N I guess.

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post #120 of 137 Old 08-03-2010, 09:54 AM
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My biggest problem isn't even that they are breeding for more muscle (though too much is still too much), it's that they are breeding the legs out from under them. The legs are the foundation of a horse and it's shock system for when it is moving around. Larger feet help to absorb the shock of motion and provide more surface area for the pressure to be spread out, the angle of the pasterns is the horse's concussion absorber. For a horse to have pasterns straight up and down, every bit of concussion from every stride is going straight from their hooves to their joints with no relief. I am battling that right now with a couple of horses that I have. One of my customer mares has very upright pasterns and fairly small, flat feet for her body size. I am having a very hard time keeping her sound for training. Also, my horse Jessie is 16 hands, probably weighs close to 1200lbs but his pasterns are fairly straight and when my brother (farrier) looked at his feet the other day, he said they are probably a size 00. A horse that size should wear no less than a 1, preferably a 2. No wonder the poor guy is unsound for riding at age 12. Breed whatever muscle you want, just make sure the horse has the support system and legs to functionally support it. The muscle they are breeding on some of them needs draft legs to support it, but then it wouldn't be a QH any more I guess.

Amen. I always thought halter was suppose to be about showing horses with the best conformation, but all the halter horses have these straight legs and teeny tiny feet (and teeny tiny and upright feet seem to be spilling over into the WP/HUS world too), how is this showing the best conformation for a stock horse? They look like they would be like riding pogo sticks, and would be lame after an hour of any type of work.

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