Originally Posted by smrobs
I'm much less concerned about him being so over at the knee than I am about those super long, weak pasterns that he obviously inherited from momma
. Over at the knee will often correct itself in time (providing that it's not really
extreme), but he'll always have long, weak pasterns.
I thought the same thing. This woman breeds quantity, not quality. The mare is APHA registered, only about 5 or so. Never broken out, obviously not that great of conformation. The stallion is an 18 hh warmblood jumper. Basically a woman who owns a jumper barn a few hours away knew the BO was really good at breeding, and so she sent the stallion and some of her mares to our barn to be bred. In addition to pay, she let the BO breed her APHA mares. While most of them have good lines, they've also never proved themselves. I can only imagine the price tag these foals will have.
She got one of her mares accepted onto a sporthorse-type registry, and despite the fact that this mare is not broken out or anything (even though she's like 6 now), she hiked the price up from $2,000 to $10,000. This woman just doesn't get it!!
Sorry for the rant, haha. It's really frustrating, since I can't say anything to change her, and all of these horses are being bred year after year and the horses just aren't selling. So they sit in the pasture. UGH!!