cow hocks desirable or not
I have been reading up on cow hocked horses to see exactly what cow hocked means...and i have found in forums from all over more poeple than not would like for their horse to be a little cow-hocked...
most seem to think that they tend to absorb shock a little better and are less likely to develop hock lameness
they also say when buying and noticing a cow hocked defect, that you should really be looking at sires to check how sound they were and how long they have worked or bred
except for extreme cases, cow-hocked is not an undesirable trait...except for confromation classes that count off for this type of thing.
i always thought that a horses feet should point slightly outward...whats your opinions???
Carrie D Stover
Rowdy by nature....Cowgirl by heart