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    09-04-2008, 07:35 AM
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Weanling
Conformation "flaws" you like?

I was reading up on conformation a little earlier today... and I saw a couple of things that I have to disagree with, because I actually LIKE that in a horse (I think it's cute... not ugly). Not something like cowhocks, or weak gaskins, or short in the girth... but something like a roman nose, or lop ears.

So... what are some SMALL conformation "flaws" that you actually like in a horse? Just wondering...
     
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    09-04-2008, 08:15 AM
  #2
Weanling
Sometimes I like a short back on a horse . . . . . Not really short backs but just a bit shorter than normal. It really depends on the horse most of the time but altough it doesn't make them the best to look at they tend to carry weight a bit better.
     
    09-04-2008, 11:11 AM
  #3
Trained
For some reason...I tend to be drawn to a thicker neck. I love a "beefy" horse. But then again...I like my men beefy too!!!!
     
    09-04-2008, 11:54 AM
  #4
Started
I love roman noses. My goat has one and my first horse had one. I love swaybacks too because when you ride bareback they keep you in place
     
    09-04-2008, 12:08 PM
  #5
Showing
I like short backs, and roman noses.. to an extent.
     
    09-04-2008, 06:16 PM
  #6
Yearling
I unlike most people, I actually prefer slightly longer backs. Much smoother, with the nice long, strides and a lot of flexibility. My old pony had a short back and a beautiful looking trot, but sitting it was almost impossible. It was so choppy.
     
    09-04-2008, 09:51 PM
  #7
Trained
I like them to be slightly cow hawked, I just find they can get down and get the job done!
     
    09-04-2008, 10:04 PM
  #8
Showing
I like horses with big heads, hehe!
     
    09-04-2008, 10:08 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I like short backs I feel like there a more comfrontable ride and not as bouncy :)
     
    09-04-2008, 11:54 PM
  #10
Started
I think big ears are cute! Sometimes a really pudgy horse is adorable too.
     

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