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post #21 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 04:35 PM
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I like her minus her back legs. It's just an acquired taste to like these kind of horses.

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post #22 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 05:23 PM
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I am really confused because I can see thunderhooves origional post but the post that JDI quoted was no where to be seen!?!? Anyways I think that the red lines over the mare were actually drawn to show that she is NOT correct. I just noticed that some people were saying the lines were drawn incorrectly over the mare.

I sont like halter horses but I actually like this mare. Yes she is over muscled and post legged but still in general a nice mare.

Question for any halter people. If the mare was broke to ride and taken off of the halter regimen(feeding, exercise ect.) would her huge bulky muscles diminish and become more performance like? Or would the work keep the muscles from the work? Always wondered that.
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Yes, some of the bulky appearance would fade. However, even with proper feed and excersize, the unsound conformation of her legs would not change.

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post #24 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 05:53 PM
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ha ha ignore my "red lines to show she is not correct". Pro posted the actual page that picture came from in the thread about the triangles of comformation. Looks like it was a general outline to show she was close to correct. My bad...
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post #25 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 06:30 PM
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I agree the back legs are not conformationly correct for any horse.......there should be decent angle in the stifle and in the hock........they should not look like a post.

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Sometimes I think the AQHA forgets that Quarter Horses are supposed to be able to work cattle, not look like cattle. I love muscle as much as the next guy, but common, let's get some bone and hoof on these horses!

I love, love, love stocky horses. Draft crosses and anything that is compact, muscular and has substance drives me mad! Old style Morgans, Mustangs, Welsh cobs, Irish Drafts etc, I just love them! So Quarter Horses should be my favorite breed, right? But it is getting so hard to find ones I really, really like. They either all look like beef cattle or they all look like Thoroughbreds. What happened to the old bulldog style QH's? Ones that have bone, hoof and muscle? Ones that are built like tanks AND are sound? I love those kinds of horses.
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Sometimes I think the AQHA forgets that Quarter Horses are supposed to be able to work cattle, not look like cattle. I love muscle as much as the next guy, but common, let's get some bone and hoof on these horses!

I love, love, love stocky horses. Draft crosses and anything that is compact, muscular and has substance drives me mad! Old style Morgans, Mustangs, Welsh cobs, Irish Drafts etc, I just love them! So Quarter Horses should be my favorite breed, right? But it is getting so hard to find ones I really, really like. They either all look like beef cattle or they all look like Thoroughbreds. What happened to the old bulldog style QH's? Ones that have bone, hoof and muscle? Ones that are built like tanks AND are sound? I love those kinds of horses.
haha good point.
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Halter Quality horses are often not bred in any way that would make him a desirable athlete. They often have over-muscled bodies and less efficiency from lugging all that extra muscle around, and too-thin legs with too-small feet to soundly support their over-muscled bodies. Pin legs and Hulk bodes
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post #29 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 09:36 PM
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I'm not making this into a halter horse bashing thread.
Its a debate ;)

I have seen some amazing halter horses....

But others I have seen are terrible .

Halter horses are supposed to be judged on their conformation and suitability as breeding stock.

Now if their conformation inhibited their ability to perform in any discipline let alone the disciplines the breed is well known for ...

How is it a good example of the breed??

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post #30 of 56 Old 04-30-2010, 09:42 PM
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Quarter horse = STOCK horse.

It has turned into who has the STOCKIEST horse. I think they took the term "stock horse" a bit too literal.
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