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post #21 of 137 Old 07-28-2010, 01:47 AM
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I can't really decide what is wrong with the chestnut. The buck knees are obvious but I can't figure out if it is colicing or if it just has a very straight spine.

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post #22 of 137 Old 07-28-2010, 01:49 AM
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I must admit I was surprised ( but in a pleasant way) of his leaninless (is this a word in English? ) as well.

His neck and legs (which are beautiful) look like Hanoverian almost

As for the negative example pictures, those horses show exactly what no brains and a lot of determination lead to.
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post #23 of 137 Old 07-28-2010, 01:57 AM
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The first one... his head is too small, neck thin and short, great shoulder, spring of rib is good, love his bum. His legs are too long and his hooves too small. Yes he is short coupled which I like, but with those long legs he is going to be forging himself constantly.

The white horse... OMFG. He looks like a Belgian Blue bull. Ever seen those?






Now really, is that attractive?

And is it any wonder that Quarter horses are the number one horse slaughtered in North America? Why not, if they freaking look like a BEEF.

Ugh. I'm sorry but this kind of breeding is just wrong. I sincerely hope those photos were photoshopped.

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Nope, no photoshop there. I watched a vid of those bulls on youtube and they look exactly like that. As far as the cattle go, I am all for double the meat so long as it doesn't actually hurt them to carry it around. More beef per head, that's just practical. But those horses are unusable.

Although I will say that the first pic of a bull literally looks like he's been on steroids. Great big muscles and little bitty balls LOL.

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Oh I know, his balls are teeny aren't they?

The thing is, a beef has heavy heavy bones. They can carry extra muscling. A light horse cannot. Those "halter" horses have as much muscling on them as some drafts! Drafts have super heavy bone and could handle the extra weight.

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I won't admit that..... I have a secret love for Belgian blues... and occasionally a halter Quarter horse, such as Patch the Buck. I adore the muscles(for whatever reason, don't ask me why! because i don't really know) but the legs and movement are a turn off to me.

Through searching I ran across a ranch website that has decent stallion.

One of the *nicer* horses IMO is their stallion. He's N/N, 16hh, has competed/shown in halter and done well, but he also was shown in Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure!




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He looks a little gross, under saddle especially, but at least he is sound for riding, unlike so many of his counterparts.

I wonder if they had to get a saddle made with draft horse bars to fit him. I know that my FQHB saddle is nearly too narrow for my Dad's QH Pokey and ^^that horse is much wider and bulkier than him.

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No, he isn't a good using horse, but he is much more reasonable in his conformation than the other "halter" horses.

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No, I agree with you guys. He isn't great but, he is better than this;



or this



or hundreds upon thousands of other halter bred quarter horses out there.

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post #30 of 137 Old 07-28-2010, 03:09 AM
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When someone says quarter horse... this is what I believe is breed standard.

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