Rear end conformation - The Horse Forum

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 03-17-2013, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Rear end conformation

Hi. I have recently been discussing rear end anatomy and the functional consequences. I would like to hear opinions about the expected movement of this mare. I will post both the undoctored pictures and a picture where I have "painted" in the rear skeletal assembly.

Thanks in advance!

-Lisa


4 years old:


5 years old:



With skeleton:

ozalynda is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 03-17-2013, 08:35 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: mountian back woods
Posts: 1,569
• Horses: 0
she's not square-- I don't understand how the skeleton comes into play here because its hard to see what her hind conformation truly is.. the inside leg looks correct, but the outside looks camped under/sickled-- it looks like that on every horse standing that way.

Basically, I don't think its correct.. then again, I don't understand whats goin on?
toto is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 03-17-2013, 09:13 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
Your skeleton is off a bit. The patella is located above where you have it.. you have it located below where it is on this horse (see the shadow above it?).

This horse does not have bad hind leg conformation but what she does have is horribly light bones. Her hocks are small and lack room and she stands a bit oddly behind because she has no heels on her rear feet. She is slipper footed behind so he leg rocks back a bit. Over all she is so light boned... and tied in at the knee to boot.

She is a bit long through the coupling. She has knife withers and her neck set is a bit low in front of her withers. She has an adequate shoulder.

Her biggest fault is bad trimming behind and very very fine/light bones.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Hi Elena, You are right about the patella. Embarassing! I will fix that. :)

Mostly what I would like to know is not so much what you all see as conformation flaws, but how that translates into movement and function. So take it one step further...

-Lisa
ozalynda is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 02:18 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,767
• Horses: 2
can't see skeleton image.
tinyliny is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
I removed the skeleton image while I edit it.
-Lisa
Posted via Mobile Device
ozalynda is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 07:07 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
skeleton image is still wrong on this computer.

Her hocks are nice and low and she is not built really down hill. Her shoulder will restrict her reach and the height of her knees in front and she appears to have a well enough set hind leg. She may even float at the trot.

I expect she moves OK.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Here is the corrected rear end skeleton plus the front end. Moving the patella upward created a REALLY long tibia.

-Lisa

ozalynda is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 05:55 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elana View Post
skeleton image is still wrong on this computer.

Her hocks are nice and low and she is not built really down hill. Her shoulder will restrict her reach and the height of her knees in front and she appears to have a well enough set hind leg. She may even float at the trot.

I expect she moves OK.
Agree...but it will be hard for this horse to round the back and use the hind end properly due to the length of back which includes a long loin connection.
Elana likes this.
GotaDunQH is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 03-18-2013, 07:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
I agree GotaDunQH.
OK moving is.. well.. OK. She is not a dressage horse and collection will be difficult due to the long coupling.
GotaDunQH likes this.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possibly Kicked in rear right rear knee? (pic) Barnbabe2013 Horse Health 10 06-29-2012 12:27 PM
How To Sit a Rear? Cheyennes mom Horse Riding 25 10-06-2011 06:58 PM
Anyone teach me how to rear? Sayshell Horse Riding 16 07-22-2011 01:11 PM
Teaching to Rear! EveningShadows Horse Pictures 11 02-08-2010 05:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome