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post #1 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is this horse sickle hocked?

Hi, I was wondering if you guys think this horse is sickle hocked. If so would it prevent or hinder a career in Eventing?
http://www.canterusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8226: golden-casey&catid=279:colorado-trainer-listings&Itemid=397
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-13-2013, 12:30 PM
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not sickle hocked at all, IMO.
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Thanks for your reply. That's what someone told me and I wasn't sure. I am terrible at confirmation. He looks nice to me.
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Any other comments on his confirmation would be helpful as well.
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maybe what they said was that he was a bit "cow-hocked", and he is. just a bit. his neck is set on a bit low, but all in all, he is well built. is downhill in build.
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I thought he was slightly cow hocked too, but not sickle hocked. He looks nice except for that third pic of him. I don't know if they are standing him on a hill or what, but looks really downhill there.
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Here are two more pictures from two months ago when he was still training on the track. Is their a possibility that as he gets older he will get less downhill?
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He is a three year old. He is pretty much what he is.

What would you like to train this horse to do? Higher levels of eventing he might not make due to a general lack of bone. He will have some difficulty with the dressage phase simply because he is down hill.

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I would like to move him up the levels as much as possible (hopefully training). I am not expecting the best horse ever or a high level horse as I know my budget is low.
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