Originally Posted by Elana
Over at the knee is not desirable but it is mostly a cosmetic fault in my experience seeing lots of over at the knee horses working in their late teens and 20's.
Over straight is just that.. over straight.. no shock absorbing room. Conformation needs to be correct but it needs to be live.
Straight is correct but your horse appears mathematically correct..
No wiggle room and without that you have no shock absorbing space.
So if she steps wrong or lands hard it jars her all the way to her teeth..
Or at least to her pasterns and her shoulder.
It is a fussy complaint on my part but
I think her soft tissue issues coupled with demanding work (barrel racing) stem from this over straight front leg.
Hummm, interesting,..., I am curious to hear more also.
Something does appear 'off'' in the front legs to me also,..., maybe not so shock absorbing??
They do seem very straight, and then the fetlock angle on the fronts seems very sharp, and slightly longer, in comparison to the back legs.