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Fun with photos

I was digging through photos and realizing what kind of funny things a photo at the wrong momment can do to a horses conformation. I put this together, its all of the same horse (I flipped two of the pics) in nor particular order of date, all within about a 2 year period. 1. she is tensed up from having cold water between her legs. 2. 3 year old with a rider at her first show after minimal time under saddle, tense again. 3 and 4. relaxed and showing her true conformationas she normally looks.

Jenks Sat, 04/11/2009 - 09:56

For this exact reason, most people I know draw a straight line along the back of the rear cannon up. If the line hits the butt, it's good. This is more useful for shots where the horse is not square. If it is further out, not touching the butt, that indicates an issue:


Or the opposite:

Sara Mon, 04/13/2009 - 13:45

Yep, I do it like Jenks explained. I can see how someone who doesn't know this might question the conformation of the filly you posted though!