Originally Posted by trailhorserider
I would also like to say that although we should always try to breed for the best conformation possible, I think way too many people reject horses that are already on this earth based purely on conformation. I see it all the time on this forum. People will rip a horse up conformationally and that horse may be just fine for it's intended use and be sound just as long as any other horse.
I bet folks would have been all over Seabiscuit and Hickstead if their photos were posted on a forum like this before they were famous. No one would say to buy them! And yet they somehow managed to do well for their owners didn't they?
Actually, to me anyway, Hickstead and Seabiscuit both had similar front legs. Maybe that should be considered a desirable conformation, lol!
Very well said IMO trailhorserider! Different confo faults, may actually be more ideal for certain disciplined, than say a better conformed horse. It all depends on what you are doing! Also to add, although confo plays a big role in how far a horse can go, mind, and heart play a big role as well! IMO anyways