Originally Posted by Kayty
Straight hind legs will make carrying capacity of the hind legs diminish significantly. The horse will have a hard time with collection, which means that jumping and dressage (beyond basic levels) will be pretty much a no-go.
However, if you're pleasure riding and just doing a bit of everything with no huge aspirations as a sport horse, straighter hocks do tend to remain sounder - so there's a benefit :)
Really? I had never heard that straight hocks tend to stay sounder. Zulu is pretty straight hocked. IMG_3055.jpg