Why is the hind leg like this? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 03-08-2014, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Why is the hind leg like this?

Wasn't sure where to post, but a lot of people seem to know about bones and structure here and I was wondering why is the hind leg of this mare so sharp looking? She's for sale and they're asking a pretty high price and that just didn't look right to me.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-08-2014, 04:52 PM
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It's the angle and lighting/shadow of the picture. There's a defined shadow there (where the horse's barrel curves inward before the flank) that makes it look like something it isn't.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-08-2014, 07:04 PM
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it's possible that she has a little bit of capped hocks. however, I am not sure that what you are seeing isn't just the normal angle of her hocks. are there photos of her taken with her squared up and from square off her side?

oh, OP, did you mean the stifle area, or the hock area?
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-08-2014, 07:41 PM
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Yeah I noticed her hock and then upon reading the comments her stifle.
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I see a potentially capped hock and the stifle... I think they just caught it at a funny moment, but they can look pretty sharp at the right angle and stride... Nothing to make me run away...

Another stifle poking out... :)
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