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    04-07-2011, 09:50 PM
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Foal
Up right pastures

Hey I was wondering if weanling might have problems later in life if he has up right pastures they aren't straight maybe 8-10 degrees off from being so, his back legs are camped out slightly, and has a long back( I think but his croup is steep so it might just be the way he is shaped). I don't know about conformation in weanlings and only a little in horses so will this things change as he grows? He has nice straight legs and good shoulder angle maybe a little straight but not to bad. It is one of my parent's new "pet" and they asked my opinion, I already said I don't like his legs. Any help in great. (I can't get a picture as he is 5 hours way).
     
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    04-07-2011, 09:55 PM
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Showing
It's hard to say without seeing pictures to see for ourselves just how upright they are, but more than likely he will be more prone to lameness and arthritis. On top of that, horses with upright pasterns are often rough to ride as well.

As for whether he will grow out of it or not, I can't say. I don't have enough experience with babies and the way that they grow. I do know that my guy was extremely upright as a baby, but the more he grew, the more angle he got and now at almost 2, he has very nicely angled pasterns.
     

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