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post #1 of 4 Old 08-14-2011, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation for Jumping

Hi, I'm currently looking to buy a horse and I recently tried out a 5 year old gelding. I'm not the best with conformation, but to me it seemed his pasterns looked a bit long/sloping. I jump, starting at 2'3/2'6 and hopefully in the future move up. I was wondering, are his pasterns long? And would this affect his overall soundness or soundness with jumping?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-14-2011, 07:39 PM
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Nope, pasterns look fine but the feet are bad. There is too much toe, which is causing the foot to stand foward of the leg (a line drawn through the center of the leg and perpendicular to the ground should bisect the foot about 2/3 of the way back).

A good farrier should be able to bring those hooves back into balance, which would in turn cause the pasterns to appear more normal.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-14-2011, 11:28 PM
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same as scharm, his pasterns are normal, but his toes are too long, meaning his heel is too close to the ground. That will affect his soundness unless a farrier corrects it.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-15-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, thanks for the help :)
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