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    03-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    

You're missing the point entirely - this horse is deliberately standing "under himself". His hocks are not lined up to his butt, which gives the impression of being sickle hocked. You should see a straight line from the point of buttocks to the point of hock, and then they would slope forward from there.

The fact that his hocks are so far forward make it blatantly obvious he's just standing like a knob.

This is a sickle hocked horse:
Exactly. Many people do not understand the difference between camped under and sickle hocked. A horse that is sickle hocked will always camp under, but a horse that camps under is not necessarily sickle hocked.

As you state, the only way to tell without physically measuring the leg bones is to line up the hock with the point of the butt...for some horses that is a natural stance, but again many horses' natural stance is camped under slightly which gives the false appearance of being sickle hocked...
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    03-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Well you probably saved me some trouble this Saturday at that stupid FFA horse judging competition! Thanks, guys!
    03-08-2012, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mudpie    
Well you probably saved me some trouble this Saturday at that stupid FFA horse judging competition! Thanks, guys!
My daughter will be doing the same thing in about two weeks - GOOD LUCK!
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    03-08-2012, 08:33 PM

Originally Posted by PintoTess    
Whos horse is this? I actually don't think it is fair to judge someone elses stallions without permission...sorry
It is a horse I am considering buying, not breeding, I always get opinions before a purchase, but I think I can do better than this boy, he's not very well broke.
    03-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Originally Posted by themacpack    
My daughter will be doing the same thing in about two weeks - GOOD LUCK!
Heh heh! We're going down... bad! XD But it will still be fun! :)
    03-08-2012, 09:46 PM
Just another case of "He's a pretty color so he 'has' to be kept a stallion!" ignorance. He's good-looking, but definitely as a gelding. I don't see an overly long back, but he is camped under, whether from bad feet or something else. He is a bit over at the knee, but then again, so was Secretariat. But, if he's not very well broke, as you say, he's not worth it.
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    03-08-2012, 11:45 PM
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My Arab mare is slightly sickle hocked, but notorious for standing under herself ALL the time. I assume she only snagged 3rd in Halter because the judge was good enough to see past her awkwardness.

    03-09-2012, 10:30 PM
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The first horse I ever owned could easily have been this horse (but not a stud). I have never found a horse of this coloration (either perlino or cremello) that was not a little bit smarter.. a little bit more observant and less spooky.. than most other horses.

I know that sounds weird, but I wonder if it is because the color is easily picked out by predators and so horses this color need to be a little smarter to survive?

Regardless, I like you boy. As noted, his feet need doing and he might benefit from sunshades, but he is good otherwise. A bit long in the back, but really not a bad horse at all. He fits together well.
    03-10-2012, 09:48 PM
This is a very well put together horse. I do like his neck tie in, his shoulder, his hip. Yes, over at the knees maybe and the feet...well...he doesn't look like he comes from a quality home. He's very undermuscled along the top line and gaskins but since he's not broke I suppose he hasnt' had much work, but you'd expect a little more muscle on a stud. Just shows he probably hasn't had much done with him. I would think he'd be worth a look.
    03-10-2012, 10:02 PM
Like someone else said, a perfect example of "Ooh, he's a purty color so he has to stay a stud" *rolls eyes*. I am glad to hear that if you get him, you'll be gelding him.

He has a slightly longer back, but still in the normal range, his back legs look fine even though he does toe out there. I actually quite like his body shape, he looks like he could have some strength and speed.

The only thing that really concerns me about his confo is his front legs. He appears to have spectacularly upright pasterns and very fine cannon bones. Some of the pastern angle might be due to the bad trim and how he is standing....but I would want to be sure. With his shoulder being more upright like it is, he really needs to have well angled pasterns or he will likely have a very jarring gait and be predisposed to arthritis.

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