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post #1 of 12 Old 01-17-2020, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ill-Conformed Broodmare?

I was scrolling through photos and found this ad broodmare ad.

Thoroughbred Broodmare

This mare looks horribly sickle-hocked. Something else about her just doesn't seem quite... right, but I can't put my finger on it. The ground being sloped doesn't help. She almost looks like she's laminitic the way she's rocked back. What do you think of this mare? Could you justify using her for breeding? Is it just the racing money associated with her name that convinced these people she's good breeding stock? Just because they can get more foals, no matter what from?
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-17-2020, 11:44 PM
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I don't think it's her conformation as much she's rocked back like she's looking at something scary (maybe she's even been "corrected" by the handler). The way her ears are forward, the look in her eye, even the raised tail.......I think she's hesitant about walking forward.

BUT, on only one photo it's hard to tell. It could be pain, her heels are pretty low. That's the main thing that grabs me is her heels. I don't think she's sickle hocked, I think it's just how she's standing.

Too bad they didn't include other photos to show her better. That is a very poor sales photo no matter how the horse is actually built.
She does look tense and uncomfortable.


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I was thinking the same as above. Either she is getting ready to step back or leaning back from a correction or she is trying to lighten the load on the front end due to pain. It's hard to tell.

I don't think she is built that badly.
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It says in descriptions on ad she has sore shins. She's a nice looking mare, I see nothing glaringly wrong with her.

Like others said probably got corrected or spooked. She looks pretty on alert with ears forward and head up.
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It says in descriptions on ad she has sore shins.
It's not a very well written ad, the way I read it was that it was her 3 year old daughter that was shin sore.

The listing photo is a horrible photo to judge from. Her stance is doing her absolutely no favours and you honestly cannot tell what her conformation is really like. She could be nice. She could be a mess. Who knows?
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When you move the leg back to stand below the buttock, I imagine it wouldn't be sickle hocked at all. "Sore shins" is very vague however and should definitely be looked at by anyone considering her. As for the stance - she's a broodmare, so it could be a pelvic tilt, or just a weird shot. (Either way, people breed poorly conformed horses all the time, so there's not much we can say either way unfortunately.)

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It's not a very well written ad, the way I read it was that it was her 3 year old daughter that was shin sore.

The listing photo is a horrible photo to judge from. Her stance is doing her absolutely no favours and you honestly cannot tell what her conformation is really like. She could be nice. She could be a mess. Who knows?
Very well could be,I read it as it was the mare listed for sale that had sore shins. Will have to go re read it. Agree poorly written ad horrible picture. Although mare does appear to be nice enough looking from what I can tell.
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Other posters have made good comments. My thing Iíd like to add ó that is the lowest Iíve ever seen withers on a thoroughbred; Iím used to seeing prominent withers in that breed and,while an acceptable height for most breeds, that alone would make me not guess her as being a pure thoroughbred without being told to the contrary.
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Other posters have made good comments. My thing Iíd like to add ó that is the lowest Iíve ever seen withers on a thoroughbred; Iím used to seeing prominent withers in that breed and,while an acceptable height for most breeds, that alone would make me not guess her as being a pure thoroughbred without being told to the contrary.
The reason I came across this to begin with was because I heard of her sire being particularly low-withered, and this popped up in his google photo search. Perhaps it's just a trait of his bloodline.
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That is a horse that is standing in pain.
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