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too-straight hocks affect performance more than some of the other faults listed.
2/1/2014 9:33:08 PM
Sometimes a horse that jumps great is a little cow hocked
2/1/2014 12:52:41 PM
when in motion, cow hocked horses hocks straighten.
2/1/2014 5:55:05 AM
long pasterns &/or coon-foot
1/31/2014 6:24:37 PM
Not concerned unless it causes gait interference, lameness, hoof imbalance, arthritis, etc
1/31/2014 1:01:57 PM
too straight in the hocks, which reduces shock absorbtion for the back
1/31/2014 9:22:39 AM
Standing closer behind is proper conformation for a Paso Fino. A wide stance would be a problem.
1/30/2014 9:19:46 PM
Click noise followed by an unrhythmic stride
1/30/2014 5:36:59 PM
I don't like any conformation flaws, as they all on some level can affect future performance.
1/30/2014 5:22:40 PM
1/30/2014 10:54:28 AM
I would not worry about any of them. A horse will comensate for it's own conformations.
1/30/2014 10:12:23 AM
1/30/2014 9:38:23 AM
My horse is an OTTB who has close-together hind legs, and it doesn't affect him now in any way.
1/30/2014 8:45:07 AM
1/30/2014 12:04:58 AM
minor cow hocks not a bad thing
1/29/2014 7:59:53 PM
1/29/2014 6:56:27 PM
as a farrier havent seen too horses go lame from being slightly cow hocked
1/29/2014 2:24:02 PM
As long as the condition is NOT EXTREME.
1/29/2014 1:33:35 PM
1/29/2014 1:28:40 PM
1/29/2014 1:02:43 PM
Slight cow hocks don't bother me. Severe cow hocks are another matter.
1/29/2014 12:09:11 PM
Slight sickle hocks
1/29/2014 11:46:58 AM
1/29/2014 11:27:12 AM
a slight cow hock can mean the horse has more power and better extended gaits
1/29/2014 11:15:50 AM
Hocks out behind
1/29/2014 10:57:25 AM
And horses that are peg legged (straight up and down)
1/29/2014 10:49:47 AM
1/29/2014 10:48:38 AM
elongated pasterns. at a 45º angle from hock is pushing it for me but anything below that is okay.
1/29/2014 10:47:04 AM
1/29/2014 8:34:18 AM
i don't know
1/29/2014 7:49:34 AM
1/28/2014 5:06:31 PM
1/28/2014 1:54:19 PM
all of the above!
1/28/2014 12:10:14 PM
IMO, I'm not sure any one is less worrisome than another when it comes to equine athletes.
1/28/2014 8:14:44 AM
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