Conformation critique of Skye!
Skye is an 18 year old Appaloosa mare. Currently I show her hunter under saddle, western all around, and hoping to get back into dressage. May even teach her to jump. She has had 6 foals, all of them have points, one even qualified for the National show. I have considered breeding her one last time to this guy: Larrabee Appaloosas, home of World and National Champions Mr Cool Hand Luke, Choc Full Of Chips, and The Radio Flyer
Love the color.
Nice shoulder on her.
Neck may be set a tad high.
Good depth of girth and i like her front legs apart from her feet. She seems to sit back on her pasterns quite a bit.
Back is a little long.
The line from the point of croup to her croup is sort of sallow but otherwise she has nice hindquarters.
Back legs look alright, though she is cow-hocked.
Her back legs look a little posty to me.
is she cow hocked or just standing odd. hard to tell as she is not squared up.Overall she has a nice appearance. they should cross nicely.
Here's another picture of her before she went into training and became a beef cake:
Posty legged behind with small feet. Back is a bit long. Looking at the Stallion I do not think he is going to help her faults.
I think she toes out slightly, in all four feet. Definitely posty in the rear. I'd like to see if she has passed that on to any of her babies. If so, I definitely wouldn't breed her again. Plus she's 18 and doesn't really need to be making babies.
by posty legged.. do mean Sickle hocked ? She is standing with her legs under her wrong , she needs backed up , then moved forward.
google sickle hocked it will show you pics etc
It means she's a bit straight in the rear. ie. Not much angulation. A nasty fault in horses and dogs. It is genetic. You can see the difference here, between a horse with a very straight rear and one with nice angulation.
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