So............ Why do they do that for Confo Shots?

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    02-13-2010, 10:41 PM
So............ Why do they do that for Confo Shots?

Why do they stretch horses out like this for conformation shots? To me IMO it looks funny and doesn't make sense because you can't see how the true conformation really is. And why is it mostly TWH's?

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    02-13-2010, 11:01 PM
Green Broke
It is caled parking out, I have no clue why they do it, maybe to show off their really long hind legs?, but the first horse is related to my moms new mare!
    02-13-2010, 11:07 PM
I don't know, but I think it makes them look terrible.
    02-13-2010, 11:09 PM
It's part of the breed standard. Certain breeds are expected to "park out" instead of stand square. It's just a breed thing, and you can tell quite a bit from the photos as well :)
    02-13-2010, 11:11 PM
Its just MHO that it makes them look weird. I can't tell how thier hip is and their hocks are when hey stand like that. And how their shoulder is to their neck.
    02-13-2010, 11:17 PM
Green Broke
It's uuugly. I don't see how you can tell anything about their conformation, except that they look mutated.
    02-13-2010, 11:35 PM
In the American Saddlebred shows that I used to do, at the end of the class, we would bring the horses to the center of the ring, back them up a couple of steps, then have them park out for judging. When I asked the trainer that I was working with why it was so important that they "park-out", he told me that it made it harder for them to take off when mounting. As far as parking out after the ride, he said that it showed that the horse had discipline? Which I still don't understand, but whatever floats their boat.
    02-14-2010, 12:55 AM
IMO it's a nifty trick for hiding bad withers and faulty hinds!
    02-14-2010, 01:23 AM
It's just a different way of setting a horse up. It's the way this set of breeds does it - called "parking out" - nothing wrong or ugly about it, it's just a breed thing. If you're familiar with the breed and what to look for, it's a good conformation picture. Let's not jump on one set of breeds because of how they set their horses up, please.
    02-14-2010, 01:31 AM
Green Broke
If you post a picture like that you're bound to get comments from both sides. The position is ugly. Now the horse may not be if it was standing like a normal horse would.

My horse stands like that, but he's peeing when he does it.

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