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    12-15-2011, 09:50 AM
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This is an image of a Paso taken from the web. This one is conformed better, but you can still see some of the breed specific characteristics.


Don't know why that copied in so huge! Sorry.
     
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    12-15-2011, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    


This is an image of a Paso taken from the web. This one is conformed better, but you can still see some of the breed specific characteristics.


Don't know why that copied in so huge! Sorry.
Not sure that is actually better, it has some weird lumps that disrupt a smooth line (a sudden bulge on the top of the neck and a strange looking dip right above the tail). Is it a Paso Fino or a Peruvian Paso? They are completely different breeds with their own very different characteristics.
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    12-15-2011, 02:06 PM
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The bump at its' tail is a muscle build-up from using a crupper too much, not a conformational issue.
     
    12-15-2011, 02:29 PM
  #14
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I'd love to see more pictures of him squared up. My Paso could pass for a QH, but he still has the defining characteristics of the Paso Fino. Is it possible you can take a picture of him from the side?
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    12-15-2011, 02:38 PM
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The bump at its' tail is a muscle build-up from using a crupper too much, not a conformational issue.
I have used cruppers before, and I can only imagine that kind of rump shape being caused by seriously tight cruppers that pull the tail itself up. Causing permanent damage to the horse. The actual purpose of a crupper is to prevent the saddle from sliding forward, just like a chest collar's purpose is to keep the saddle from sliding back. Not super loose, but not tight fitting either. Use of tack shouldn't cause deformities, only the improperly fitting and used ones do.
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    12-15-2011, 03:14 PM
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I'd love to see more pictures of him squared up. My Paso could pass for a QH, but he still has the defining characteristics of the Paso Fino. Is it possible you can take a picture of him from the side?
Your boy is cute :)
I can ask his owner if she could take some more pictures. I really wish that I could just fly out to Tennessee I do it myself, LOL! But, I may end up trying to explain squaring up, on level ground, with the camera directly centered and such all while talking on the phone. Could lead to some interesting results. Have yet to get my mom to do it right and she has owned horses almost her entire life, and was her school photographer back in the day
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    12-15-2011, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SunnyDraco    
I have used cruppers before, and I can only imagine that kind of rump shape being caused by seriously tight cruppers that pull the tail itself up. Causing permanent damage to the horse. The actual purpose of a crupper is to prevent the saddle from sliding forward, just like a chest collar's purpose is to keep the saddle from sliding back. Not super loose, but not tight fitting either. Use of tack shouldn't cause deformities, only the improperly fitting and used ones do.
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I realise that a crupper used correctly is fine, but that lump on the horse is made from a crupper. I have seen two horses in the UK with the exact same thing, and is was badly used cruppers over a long period of time.
One that I saw was much word than the one above, very shocking.
     
    12-15-2011, 09:46 PM
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Dont mean to be mean, but are you not riding that horse with a saddle pad????
     
    12-15-2011, 10:22 PM
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dont mean to be mean, but are you not riding that horse with a saddle pad????
Not my horse, not my tack. I really don't know any more about his tack they use other than he bit reins bit a snaffle bit. LOL! It could be a bareback pad or a gaited saddle (never actually seen one in person, but I know they exist) for all know. Never seen the horse in person, he belongs to a friend of my mom's (they have been friends for longer than I have lived) and I live across the country. So you can say all the "mean" things you want and I will just laugh because the owner has only the actual horse ownership experience of the time she has owned her Paso Fino. LOL! Which is why she also doesn't ride well, I don't think she has ever received proper riding lessons ;)
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    12-16-2011, 10:07 AM
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I wasnt trying to be mean at all! I just was a little worried for the horse is all. Even if it is a gaited saddle you still use a saddle pad. It is deffinalty a saddle not a bareback pad
     

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