Originally Posted by soenjer55
Her hocks are really straight, which isn't really a good thing for a barrel horse. It's good to have a slightly downhill horse for barrels, so that's not something I'd worry too much about. Her bone could be a bit heavier, IMO, but her canons look short enough front and back and her pasterns are nice in the front- not so much in the back, they look a bit long. Overall, her back legs are just not very nice at all...
I don't think it's fair to her if we pass a verdict when she's this young and without any decent conformation pictures. Is it possible to at least get better pictures of her? She looks like a nice horse, and I'm not sure if it's the angle or not but I like her big, open shoulder.
How far do you want to go with barrels? Just local competitions, or do you want to get serious? I'm not sure if she'd be a good horse for serious barrels, but she's not a bad-looking horse either. Still, she's so young, I don't really want to judge her too much...
"Its good to have a slightly downhill horse for barrels"
Majorly incorrect. Just like any other discipline, a horse I'd going to be harder to collect and get under himself if he's downhill. Stops are much harder on a downhill barrel horse. Its just dang hard to use the hind end properly. I'd much rather have a level or uphill build horse for barrels then a downhill one.
I too, prefer a horse that's slightly sickle hocked to straight/posty legs! Posted via Mobile Device