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post #1 of 3 Old 09-29-2010, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Good jumping prospect?

Haha I said prospect.
Someone commented on this photo (I have attached more) of this little horse saying his leg was about to snap. I'm sure she meant how far back his back fetlock joint was.
She said no good for jumping.
Is this true? Would this horse be okay for jumping? Is his conformation okay? Or is his leg only bending like that because he is going fast during a gymkhana game?
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-30-2010, 01:38 AM
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that looks pretty normal. If his fetlocks drop like that while standing or at the walk it indicates a suspensory ligament problem which would be serious but horse's legs have an amazing range of motion, especially at high speeds.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-30-2010, 04:24 PM
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Hit fetlocks are low, but he should be ok with jumping. I know a horse that has fetlocks like that, and he jumps 3 feet no problem.
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