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post #1 of 49 Old 03-06-2013, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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how much can he really change???

To keep it short . . .

Some girl posted a picture of her family's horse, here:


I commented on the small feet, very upright pasterns and his downhill build

She told me that that he was a yearling in this photo and that with corrective shoeing he grew more hoof and now his 'angles line up'


So, can you really correct upright pasterns as sever as his?
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post #2 of 49 Old 03-06-2013, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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To keep it short . . .

Some girl posted a picture of her family's horse, here:


I commented on the small feet, very upright pasterns and his downhill build

She told me that that he was a yearling in this photo and that with corrective shoeing he grew more hoof and now his 'angles line up'


So, can you really correct upright pasterns as sever as his?
apparently, he measured 15.1 at he wither and 16H at the hip.
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post #3 of 49 Old 03-06-2013, 01:34 AM
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He's obviously halter bred. They're all like that these days. His hind hooves are very upright, so maaaybe his hind Pasterns are angled the tiniest bit more. But other than that, it shouldn't have changed much, even on a growing horse.
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I reaaaally don't like this horse....
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post #5 of 49 Old 03-06-2013, 09:53 AM
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The answer to your question is no. Corrective trimming can help, but will never make his pasterns "normal", because genetically they are normal for him. He will always have upright pasterns, small feet, and will be slightly sickle hocked. He may level out with growth, though, although will likely always be a bit butt high...
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THe girl who OWNED him now says he is two year-old but she conveniently cannot find any new pictures of him (or give me his registered name).

Sigh...

But anyway thanks for the input :)
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Conformation is conformation, unfortunately.
Baffles me why people breed for that.
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post #8 of 49 Old 03-06-2013, 01:25 PM
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Pretty sure she is not giving you permission to post her horse's photo on another website.

If you don't like halter, than don't do halter.


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He also looks very big for a yearling.... I know quarter horses mature faster but he looks 2.
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