QH Stallion critique please! Back legs still look odd...

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QH Stallion critique please! Back legs still look odd...

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    04-03-2012, 08:57 AM
QH Stallion critique please! Back legs still look odd...

Tear him apart, guys! It's been roughly about two years since I got Jax and he's filled out and grown a lot since then!

He's coming four years old and is roughly 15 hands even. He's not a conformational train-wreck, but I know that his conformation is off a bit. I can't tell what he's got going on, though...

His back legs look a little odd, like they are too long or something... They looked funky when I was given him, and I wasn't sure if he'd be rideable, but after trimming his hooves a few times they look a lot better and he's a super smooth and pleasant ride.

He is a Quarterhorse, but I don't know his bloodlines.
My farrier thinks he may be Impressive-bred, but his previous owners thought he was Doc Bar-bred because he looked a lot like their old Doc Bar-bred QH...

I plan on having him gelded sometime this year.

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    04-03-2012, 06:20 PM
Green Broke
He's sicklehocked in the back legs, which is what would be making him look "odd".
Sharp shoulder angle and needs plently of muscle in his neck and hindquarters.
On the plus side his front legs look alright and he's got a nice short back
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    04-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Thanks. His back is super short, yeah...

    04-10-2012, 03:26 PM
Green Broke
His is rough coupled and sickle hocked to the point he actually walks on his heels behind. His back is hort, but the coupling is so rough that it does not help a lot. In most of the photos his neck looks excessively short. He is butt hight.

He has good bone and his knees and hocks are set nicely low. He has a pretty good shoulder angle.

You are right to geld him.
    04-10-2012, 06:35 PM
If he has any Impressive breeding, I sure don't see any evidence of it.

I think the visually odd rear legs are just a combination of being modertely sickle hocked plus his weak pasterns.

You could almost make a case for him having an Appendix sire or dam...

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