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hattumhorsefarm 05-11-2012 12:38 PM

Long neck VS short neck performance
 
Hello, I posted an earlier thread that asked advice on a breeding direction. I was asking for a stallion suggestion to compliment my current horse breeding and have rec'd some additional info. I was told if the horse has a short neck it is a barrel prospect and if it has a long neck it is a reining/racing prospect. Is this an accurate statement? I have not heard this advice before.:?

MyLittlePonies 05-11-2012 03:15 PM

Any horse no matter the discipline can have long or short. It more depends on breed type. What breed were you refering to? I don't get on here all day I haven't seen your posts. Naturally you'd want it to be long but not excessively long. A short neck is a little harder to balence. I read it a while back. Just have to look it up though.
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hattumhorsefarm 05-14-2012 11:09 AM

Oh sorry about that. I was reffering to Quarter Horses.

Ripper 05-14-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by hattumhorsefarm (Post 1499294)
Oh sorry about that. I was reffering to Quarter Horses.

IMO.....long is best.

I have never seen a horse that was fit with a short heavy neck.

SorrelHorse 05-14-2012 11:35 AM

Long = Bad
Short = Bad
Proportionate & Even = Best

Ripper 05-14-2012 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse (Post 1499339)
Long = Bad
Short = Bad
Proportionate & Even = Best

I like to be able to see a horse in thirds.

1/3 the head and neck.

1/3 the shoulder back to the hip.

1/3 the hip back.

Now of course, this can not be exact measurements.

MyLittlePonies 05-14-2012 02:58 PM

Basically a medium size so to speak. It needs to blend in with her. :) usually I look at three sections but I like the over all look.
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Ripper 05-14-2012 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MyLittlePonies (Post 1499658)
Basically a medium size so to speak. It needs to blend in with her. :) usually I look at three sections but I like the over all look.
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Oh yes....those three parts should flow together.

hattumhorsefarm 05-15-2012 06:23 PM

Thanks everyone. I agree ballanced is the best. I have one mare that has a thick neck, but she is stout over all so it does not take away from her overall conformation. (In my oppinion that is)

equiniphile 05-15-2012 07:12 PM

Average necks are obviously best to balance the horse, but if I had to choose between the two extremes I would choose longer.


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