2 yr old QH Conformation

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  • 2 yr old horse wity knock knees

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    01-09-2013, 03:45 PM
2 yr old QH Conformation

I have better pics now, of my 2 year old black quarter horse filly. Does she has good conformation, or bad? Or anything wrong please tell me what you can see.

The last 3 pics were a few months ago.

I know she has something funny about her back legs, but people say that it can change when she goes to the farrier (who is coming this week)
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    01-09-2013, 03:59 PM
Such an awkward stage to do a critique at. *sigh* Some things that appear to be faults now, she may grow out of.

Her hind legs look posty (which she may or may not grow out of). She looks pigeon breasted. In that pic of her straight on, she looks seriously knock kneed.

She's cute. Give her a couple of years to grow into herself and then ask again.
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    01-09-2013, 05:08 PM
Okay, thanks, but if she is knock kneed, would she still be sound to ride when she is broke... if she is still knock kneed when we break her?

In other words, is knock kneed a soundness issue?
    01-09-2013, 06:27 PM
She is a tad butt high, but then that's how some people breed them. Don't understand the reason for that, because it makes for a rough ride.
She could outgrow the legs issues with some correct trimming. She may widen
In the chest a little, but then again it could be the angle of the pics. I would try for some pics in the summer when she is not a fluff ball ;)
    01-09-2013, 07:06 PM
Okay thanks! But with the high Butt thing, she is still growing and lots of young horses will grow out of that. I am thinking she will too, because both her parents had higher withers.
    01-09-2013, 10:02 PM
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Pictures are not the best to tell from, too much in background for one thing to really get a good look.

To me, I don't like way neck is coming out, low at base somewhat. She looks unbalanced from front to back, if you swapped her tail and neck, you can visualize what I mean. And looks little wormy maybe, with that belly.

She seems like she will be wide enough in front though, from straight shot, to not interfere with herself, so that is good.

Like her face markings, and looks to be smart and kind, which is a BIG PLUS along with her color.

What are you hoping to do with her?
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    01-10-2013, 09:09 AM
Green Broke
She is knock knee'd and likely will remain so at this age. Do not correctively trim or shoe as it will cause more trouble and stress her joints that have grown this way. Knock knees can be cause by insufficient trimming as a foal or by genetics.. often both play a factor.

She is post legged behind (not real bad). She has adequate bone and a nicely laid back shoulder. She is also built quite down hill and likely will be down hill when fully mature.

Not a bad horse at all.
    01-11-2013, 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
Okay, thanks, but if she is knock kneed, would she still be sound to ride when she is broke... if she is still knock kneed when we break her?

In other words, is knock kneed a soundness issue?
Knock knees are usually caused from the horse toeing out. This can making riding difficult if this will cause stumbling from the heels or knees hitting, but usually, it's not much of a concern.

I can't see the pictures sadly, or else I would give my opinion.

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