View Full Version : Upright/straight hind leg

07-09-07, 09:26 PM
I was told something interesting t'other day. That a leading show producer (I mean a name that we ALLLLLLL know well) actively looks for this in the conformation of his show horses. Why would this be? I mean I know that in the WB's Voltaire is known for producing horses with this kind of conformation, but they do operate and it did put peeps off him before he made his mark. Thoughts on a post card please.

07-09-07, 09:48 PM
dont know enough about show ponies but my observation is that the less hock and knee action and the more swooping the action the better. So perhaps he likes a straight hock as that is the action a straight hock is going to produce, well in theory, http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

10-09-07, 02:26 PM
I had a KWPN with a straight hind leg. He was very light on his feet, very little action but his movement looked sweeping and effortless..