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  • Post legged AQHA
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    02-22-2013, 09:20 PM
  #11
Green Broke
It will most certainly effect movement. Just like any other leg deformation. But it depends on the degree of the deformation. Even the slightest pigeon toed or splay footed horse will wing ("paddle) in or out when they move.

A post legged hock is a weak hock. It can be easily injured with heavy work. The angle of the leg increases stress on the tendons and ligaments. It also causes a lack of flexion and can make for a very rough ride. Post legged horses can be very stabby and short strided in the hind end.

Personally, I think this is a very unbalanced horse and is probably wonky to ride. Big front end, little hind end. Her legs look fragile and her back is too long. The muscling in her neck isn't developed correctly either. Her look screams "heavy in the front end" to me. Besides that, pushing off those hind legs like she should be is probably uncomfortable.
     
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    02-22-2013, 09:24 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Extreme case of post legged horse. Had to share.
     
    02-22-2013, 09:25 PM
  #13
Super Moderator
Ok, now I really see that in the back end. It almost looks photoshopped!
     
    02-22-2013, 09:33 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I want to see what the OP has to say. I see you watching the thread 0_0
     
    02-22-2013, 10:50 PM
  #15
Started
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I picked D before I read your last sentence! Ok... I think I see that too. So with a post legged horse would that be more suited for a shortened stride like a western pleasure style or would it not really effect movement?
A post-legged horse is a death sentence for a western pleasure horse. They depend on their hocks for that slow movement and suspension. You'll have serious problems with long term collection on a post legged horse for western pleasure.
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    02-22-2013, 11:02 PM
  #16
Foal
After reading through everyone's comments and pictures I have to agree she has some major faults. Some of which I noticed and some that I'm now seeing
     
    02-22-2013, 11:13 PM
  #17
Foal
She is pretty and is an interesting color but once you break her conformation down and relook at the ''whole'' picture I have to agree with the majority of the opinions being posted. Which means I don't believe she is the horse for me.
     
    02-25-2013, 05:50 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by lilruffian    
The only thing I don't really like about her build is her neck, it needs muscle.
Possibly a little bum high
And she's a tad posty in the back legs and her hocks are low, but other than that she is built fairly decently.
Nice shoulder angle and good depth through the chest
Front legs look ok
Back, I think, I borderline long but not bad
Small hindquarters but not badly shaped
You want a low set hock....especially for a Pleasure/HUS horse.

As for the horse, she is definitely lacking bone up front and I find her pastern a tad on the long and too sloped side, from what I can see. She is built more like a western horse than an HUS horse...the judges want them looking like a TB.
     
    02-25-2013, 05:52 PM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
A post-legged horse is a death sentence for a western pleasure horse. They depend on their hocks for that slow movement and suspension. You'll have serious problems with long term collection on a post legged horse for western pleasure.
Agree....you don't want a post leg on ANY performance horse. You see it on halter horses because, well...they don't perform, they just stand there.
     

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