Originally Posted by busysmurf
When looking at a horse (as in a judging competition), you don't have the luxery of a medical history. Therefore, regardless of cause a fault is a fault. In my example, you can see how bad her back legs are, her sway back, & how disportionate she is REGARDLESS of cause. Sometimes it works well to see "extreme" examples to better identify the more realistic examples. The majority (not all) of the horses here seem to be from the poster as in my case. I have no problems with people "tearing apart" her conformation. And if it wasn't insanely past my bedtime I would spend time detailing what's going on with her. Which I will do tomorrow.
Smrobs, I think you're right that her neck will most likely fill out enough to make it a little less obvious. But she's a great example of how perfect isn't always best.
That bein said- if you don't know the horses medical history and post somethin falsely its teachin the 'newbies' the wrong thing. Why do that to people? If theres one thing I can not stand its havin someine I think I can trust tell me somethin wrong- and me believe it and say it to someone else and them telling me everything I've learned is completely wrong and I have to learn all over..
Its like sayin I can have a popsicle when in reality its a frozen turd.
Tearing apart your horses conformation? I have no problems with you posting your own horse here-- don't know why you would but its a different thing when its someone elses love you destroyed. In my opinion- if its not your horse you shouldnt be posting in a thread like this ment for people to 'tear them appart' conformation wise..
What if one of the owners of these horses sees people posting false things about their horses and bashing the bloodline publicly? That would destroy someones business- someones livelihood.. im not talkin about bad confo but the whole impressive deal.. people breed to horses like that because that's what the show ring has done to them- they want to see those big muscled up horses-- he wasnt even a faulty conformation- just a buncha false information.
Its messed up and wrong on so many levels.. id be mad if that was my horse.. that's all.