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post #1 of 10 Old 05-15-2014, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Help for newbies!

Can we make this post about definitions of conformation? For instance, if a horse is "tied at the knee," Give photographic definitions of that. I'm always confused by these definitions!! Thanks!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-15-2014, 10:39 PM
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Here are a few good diagrams
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-16-2014, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Oooohhh! Very cool. Thank you!
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-16-2014, 10:55 AM
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Here are back at the knee real life samples
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-16-2014, 10:57 AM
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Over at the knee.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-16-2014, 11:05 AM
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Tied at the knee (and pretty obvious)
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-16-2014, 11:21 AM
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Here is tied at the knee, sickle hocked. (poor mare is a mess lol)
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post #8 of 10 Old 05-17-2014, 01:00 PM
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^^^ and capped hock
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-17-2014, 02:34 PM
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is likely an image of over at the knee that is less a conformational fault by genetics than a result of racing at a very young age and the stress it puts on the legs. it is quite common in OTTBs.

and/or incorrect hoof angle trimming over a long period of time.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-17-2014, 11:29 PM
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These examples are great. I am not a novice with horses/mules but I too sometimes get confused.
Thank you for posting the pics!!

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