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post #21 of 24 Old 01-20-2017, 09:09 PM
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@gottatrot I'm not so sure you drew the lines in the right places. I think if you think about where the leg bone comes down from the elbow, it would originat a bit more to the outside of the horse.

also, if you look at the knee joint itself, you can kind of see that the line where the upper half of the knee meets the lower half is angled. maybe , as you say, it is an illusion of the photos. I am just being nitpicky for fun.
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post #22 of 24 Old 01-21-2017, 01:49 AM
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Sure, but from this photo you can't draw accurate lines because the horse is not standing square. Usually they are drawn just outside the chest muscles, which I attempted to do.

But although the right leg is close to straight on, the left leg is not, so the only thing lines can tell us is that in this photo the left leg appears more crooked than the right. But without a square pose, we can't know much more than that.

The joints will start to make weird angles if the horse is standing close or wide, so evaluation from a photo is difficult.

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post #23 of 24 Old 01-21-2017, 11:36 AM
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Can't tell on the horse with legs widely spread, but that pony is in at the knees. which is exagerated in the wide stance
The right leg is not straight on, in the horse in question
If it were, then in would have a similar defect as the left leg, with toe pointed out, knee slightly rotated. I have yet to see a horse, with toes pointed in the opposite direction, on any given set of legs!
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post #24 of 24 Old 01-26-2017, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
I think he's nice EXCEPT his right front leg is crooked. front view shows this. also, the hoof angles are wierd on front feet, but that can be changed. front feet would require careful examination.
That's what I noticed too. Overall, I think he's pretty good! What would you be using him for? (Pleasure, Jumping, Dressage, Barrel Racing (probably not. )
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