Is this horse sickle hocked?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Is this horse sickle hocked?

This is a discussion on Is this horse sickle hocked? within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By brittabam

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-13-2013, 01:21 PM
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? golden-casey&catid=279:colorado-trainer-listings&Itemid=397
Sponsored Links
    08-13-2013, 01:30 PM
Not sickle hocked at all, IMO.
    08-13-2013, 01:35 PM
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.
    08-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Any other comments on his confirmation would be helpful as well.
    08-13-2013, 02:01 PM
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.
    08-13-2013, 02:19 PM
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.
    08-13-2013, 02:26 PM
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?
horseluver250 likes this.
    08-13-2013, 03:18 PM
Green Broke
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.
    08-13-2013, 04:30 PM
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.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does sickle hock effect how much weight a horse can carry? WesternRider88 Horse Conformation Critique 4 12-29-2012 09:50 PM
Sickle Hocked or Not KrystaLake Horse Riding Critique 16 06-25-2010 11:24 PM
cow and sickle hocked??? chika1235 Horse Riding Critique 1 11-10-2009 08:13 PM
Sickle Hocks rosie9r Horse Health 2 08-21-2009 04:30 PM
Sickle-Hocked? Please help me. Solo Horse Health 3 07-22-2008 06:10 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0