Originally Posted by ARTEMISBLOSSOM View Post
I have no idea what to think of this thread. On one side, there's the fact that if you don't like it, you can just unsubscribe, and there is POTENTIAL for this thread as an educational tool. So far, I see what little "education" there is here used more as a cover-up for a very iffy motive. I think it would be best to find a purpose for this thread and make sure to stick to it, as right now all I'm really seeing is "Well, yeah, this CAN be this, and this, and this, so..." Don't talk about what it can be, make it what it should be. I'm interested in seeing where this goes.
As for the issues with these three horses... I am only a conformation amateur, but I can manage to point out major faults like these. Feel free to correct me if I make any mistakes, since this thread is to be about education.
The first is the worst case of post-legged-ness I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. There is quite literally NO angle to that poor thing's back legs- they are straighter than a post. Poor thing...
The second is very downhill, has little to no angle to its pasterns, is post-legged, has a neck that is tied in very low, and looks to be both tied in and over at the knee.
The third shouldn't be on this thread. Yes, he doesn't have ideal conformation, but what faults he has are definitely not extreme. Long pasterns, long back, what looks like long canons, and a bit downhill, but he has a really nice hip, a good looking shoulder, straight front legs, a nice neck... Definitely not one of the "worst examples of conformation." JMHO.