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post #11 of 40 Old 05-10-2012, 04:09 PM
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post #12 of 40 Old 05-10-2012, 04:15 PM
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post #14 of 40 Old 05-10-2012, 06:33 PM
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How neat! What are some other horses you know of that arent ideal?
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No horse is perfect.
Defiantly not!! Its just interesting to me to see horses that were very successful at what they did with confo that isnt ideal, or "acceptable" for that discipline!
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post #16 of 40 Old 05-12-2012, 11:56 PM
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Impressive (QH) had a little over bite.
Based on what I know of Impressive that was the least of his worries!
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post #17 of 40 Old 05-13-2012, 12:03 AM
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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!

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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
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The stronger the mind and heart, the more necessary a strong, well-conformed body is to contain it- the saddest thing I can think of is a horse that has the passion but a body that just won't hold up. But there's a difference between a horse that has a strong enough body and a horse that is strong enough for what they need to do, if that makes sense.
I agree, some conformation 'faults' make the horse much better for a certain discipline. I've thought about this a lot, lol. Technically, a horse that's level would be ideal, right? But uphill horses are better for jumping/ dressage, and more downhill horses are better on the other end of the performance spectrum- I've noticed that horses with low-set necks are generally better mountain horses, too. 'Perfect' is relative to what you do.
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post #20 of 40 Old 05-13-2012, 01:29 PM
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don't know how famous she is but she is the dam of some amazing horses
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