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post #11 of 35 Old 03-25-2011, 03:39 PM
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Her back end looks weak and is out of scale to the rest of her.
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Is that something that would be just her, or a conditioning problem? (or both)
She has been out of work for a few years and hasn't come back into any work yet because of the weather, so I'm curious to know if once she's working that will look better or if it's just the way she is.
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I think part of it is that she is a draft breed. Pulling horses usually have a bigger chest and smaller back end. They pull instead of push from behind.

I doubt it will be an issue for what you want to do with her.
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Interesting, thank you for that
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post #15 of 35 Old 03-25-2011, 07:09 PM
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Im not much of an expert on conformation, but from what i can see she is base narrow, as someone else said. she also has really short cannon bones.. looks a little odd.
Short cannons are actually a desirable trait

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Short cannons are actually a desirable trait
oh really? looks really odd to me. i personally wouldnt like a horse with short cannons lol
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oh really? looks really odd to me. i personally wouldnt like a horse with short cannons lol
Not sure if this is true, but i was taught that since a horse's weight is mostly placed on the front, bottom part of the leg (the cannon bone) it is desirable to have a shorter bone, as this makes it more sturdy. Hope that helps :)
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Not sure if this is true, but i was taught that since a horse's weight is mostly placed on the front, bottom part of the leg (the cannon bone) it is desirable to have a shorter bone, as this makes it more sturdy. Hope that helps :)
ahhh i see. still think it looks a little strange, dont think ive ever seen a horse with cannons like that... probably just because i dont pay much attention lol
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Oh I don't know about her, lol- She's really adorable, but I didn't pay attention to her cannon bones. I was just commenting due to your previous post :)
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She is as cute as all heck, and I bet she will make a great companion and friend who will be able to turn her hoof to just about anything you choose to ask of her.

She is not double registered, the AHR will in no way entertain registering a horse who is not a full Haflinger, and there is no part bred registry, but that is a side point, if she is registered as part Arab then she has papers, what more does a person need?

As to her confo, others have pretty much covered it, she has her shortcomings, but from those pics there is nothing that screams don't buy her.

Have fun with her, I think it is a nice cross for a fun and useable mount.
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