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What do you think of this Haflinger cross?

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        03-25-2011, 03:39 PM
      #11
    Banned
    Her back end looks weak and is out of scale to the rest of her.
         
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        03-25-2011, 03:47 PM
      #12
    Started
    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.
         
        03-25-2011, 03:57 PM
      #13
    Banned
    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.
         
        03-25-2011, 04:00 PM
      #14
    Started
    Interesting, thank you for that
         
        03-25-2011, 07:09 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KawaiiCharlie    
    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
         
        03-26-2011, 04:04 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chiilaa    
    Short cannons are actually a desirable trait
    oh really? Looks really odd to me. I personally wouldnt like a horse with short cannons lol
         
        03-26-2011, 04:14 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by KawaiiCharlie    
    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 :)
         
        03-26-2011, 04:17 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SAsamone    
    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, don't think I've ever seen a horse with cannons like that... probably just because I don't pay much attention lol
         
        03-26-2011, 04:20 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    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 :)
         
        03-26-2011, 05:11 PM
      #20
    Trained
    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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