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    05-26-2012, 07:34 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Elana    
Posty legged behind with small feet. Back is a bit long. Looking at the Stallion I do not think he is going to help her faults.
First time I have ever heard her called long backed, or that she has small feet. She has excellent feet.

Here are the only conformation like pictures I have of any of her foals:



Same foal younger:
     
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    05-26-2012, 09:32 PM
  #12
Foal
Going to disagree with some comments made.
1. This mare does not have a long back, if you divide her up in thirds she's almost perfect, if anything her hip is longer. Back is perfect
2. She's not posty. Her hock angle is very good and in one pic she's standing under herself but in the others if you drop a line from her rump to the ground, her hock and pasterns hit exactly as they are supposed.

This mare is put together very, very well. She needs a trim and in the first photo her pasterns look too sloped, but in others they are clearly fine. She is super refined, beautiful throatlatch, clean neck tie in, strongly muscled topline and hip, good bone and attractive head (for an appy)

I think she is def. Breeding quality and she's certainly fit enough to have one more if you choose to do that. Love her!
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    05-26-2012, 09:34 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
It means she's a bit straight in the rear. Ie. Not much angulation. A nasty fault in horses and dogs. It is genetic. You can see the difference here, between a horse with a very straight rear and one with nice angulation.
Lizzie


The second photo is an over angulated hock, not ideal at all. Very camped out. Somewhere between this two is what you want.
     
    05-26-2012, 09:34 PM
  #14
Green Broke
That is called Sickled hock.
     
    05-26-2012, 09:40 PM
  #15
Green Broke
The pics of the foals did not show .
Who came up the term posty legged ? It is a sickle hock, and I don't think that the horse Sky is sickle hocked, think she standing wrong. She needs squared.
     
    05-26-2012, 10:39 PM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
the pics of the foals did not show .
Who came up the term posty legged ? It is a sickle hock, and I don't think that the horse Sky is sickle hocked, think she standing wrong. She needs squared.
That's weird. Here's the album: Amazing animal pictures on Webshots

Not my pictures or my horse, so please don't critique.

Here's another one of hers:
Bednarek Quarter Horses -- home of MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY, Quarter Horse Stallion, Foals Page
     
    05-26-2012, 10:49 PM
  #17
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Chopsticks    
going to disagree with some comments made.
1. This mare does not have a long back, if you divide her up in thirds she's almost perfect, if anything her hip is longer. Back is perfect
2. She's not posty. Her hock angle is very good and in one pic she's standing under herself but in the others if you drop a line from her rump to the ground, her hock and pasterns hit exactly as they are supposed.

This mare is put together very, very well. She needs a trim and in the first photo her pasterns look too sloped, but in others they are clearly fine. She is super refined, beautiful throatlatch, clean neck tie in, strongly muscled topline and hip, good bone and attractive head (for an appy)

I think she is def. Breeding quality and she's certainly fit enough to have one more if you choose to do that. Love her!
Thanks! She tends to pass along her stink eye pretty consistently though.

I think she is a bit posty, at least in real life she looks it to me. Her back however is a perfectly fine, kind of on the short side actually, I can't use a western saddle with a skirt over 24 inches.
     
    05-27-2012, 05:20 AM
  #18
Green Broke
Pretty babies. If you breed her, then pick a stallion that has a better hind end.
     
    05-27-2012, 10:53 AM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by stevenson    
That is called Sickled hock.
So many western pleasure horses are being bred to be sickle hocked. It gives a smoother ride, but I worry about how these horses are going to stand the test of time.
     

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