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    03-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Critique APHA colt

Okay, I have posted him before, but did not get very many answers. I have more pictures of him now. He will be two in may, will top out around 14.2 hh, which I don't mind. He is still intact (waiting for his other nut to drop) He is really in his awkward 2 year old stage, he looks so gangly in the pasture! I just want to know if he would be able to barrel race and do some reining? And some light english work just for fun (no jumping really, I am terrified of jumping)

He had a really long tail...but the person who had him before me had him in with another baby that chewed his tail. I can't wait until it grows back...

And sorry about the front of his legs, I forgot to get a front on of his front legs without the boots on

And just because he's a good boy

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    03-28-2012, 04:15 PM
Oh yeah and here are his parents :

Ima Rowdy Robin Breez

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    03-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Just going off the first two pictures: He looks pretty cowhocked in the first, and I can't tell if its just his coloring, but something looks off with his rear legs in the second picture. Now sure how that's going to affect barrel racing. I heard that a *slight* cowhock sometimes can be good for sliders though.

Im sure there are plenty more qualified to judge him besides me though.

He's certainly cute!!
    03-28-2012, 04:25 PM
He is cow hocked, I have also heard that was good for sliders, wasn't sure if it would hinder his ability for barrel racing...not like we would be doing it too competitively...he is only 2. Those pictures were taken before his feet were reshaped as well and that has helped a little bit, they were pretty bad. He sure had the best personality, nothing bothers him. The first time I put a saddle on him I was all prepared in the round pen for at least a little crow hopping...but he just stood there like he had been saddled every day of his life. And he still just stands there, not moving a muscle. And just follows everyone around like a puppy dog hoping to get a belly scratch :) I love him
    03-28-2012, 04:29 PM
Ive never heard of wanting cow hocked for horses that are in "sliding events"...sickle hocked yes, cow hocked, im unsure about that one.
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    03-28-2012, 04:36 PM
Ahh you are right, it was sickle hocked that I was thinking of, not cow hocked
    03-28-2012, 04:40 PM
LaPort, I may have misunderstood when I heard that. My mare was cow hocked and I remember asking if it would affect her ability to do reining. I *thought* the person said a slight cowhock wouldnt hurt and can sometimes help them get in the right position to slide. Again, I could have misunderstood what they were saying.

Tim, sounds like you adore your horse, that's all that matters right?
    03-28-2012, 04:44 PM
From some pics on google he would be only slightly cow hocked

Yes, I do adore him, he is such a sweetheart!
    04-09-2012, 06:40 PM
I found a picture of him as a baby with his mom!

    04-09-2012, 06:49 PM
He's no more cow hocked than a horse should be. You want them to toe out slightly in the back so that their legs move correctly.

If you look at the figure A, it is toed out ever so slightly. Figure E is what true cow hocks look like.

I do agree with Duren, however, that in that second pic, there's his hind legs. He has very long cannons and long straight gaskins.

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