Dancing Forever (Rahy x Dancinginmydreams by Seeking the Gold) stands stud in India. Here is his conformation photo:
If you were a cookie, you'd be a WHOREO!!!
My kingdom for a horse.
I quess that I just don't get endurance racing. There's not much of an art to it. Sorta like survival of the fittest.
There are so many disciplines that can be called real art: dressage, cutting, reining, jumping, and racing. I've always been interested in the form (conformation) of the horse and how it applies the horse's particular function.
Jennifer and I agree on QH conformation but that does not always translate to TB conformation. You will never hear a TB enthusiast complain that a horse's cannon bones are too long. If the TB had shorter, flatter cannon bones, I really think there would be fewer injuries. Also, you rarely hear a TB faulted for a weak topline, which many have. And you never hear the word balance used in critiquing a TB. Balance = correctness = soundness.
But I do love hearing everyone opinions.
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Here's a great comformation clinic given by an amazing horseman. Try your hand at placing these horses. Fun!!
Be sure to read his comments. He hits the nail on the head about conformation.
PS - I've always followed your posts and admired what you said.
You have an excellent point, I was referring to the posters on this forum SO maybe I should not have generalized so much.
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To me, the biggest problem with conformation discussions that take place here (or anywhere else on the internet) is that opinions are formed, and stated, based on a one dimensional picture. Even someone who has a ton of hands-on experience, can only give a qualified guess as to what's really there. Also the skill of the photographer can play a large role in determining how correct (or incorrect) a horse looks.
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Everyone looks for correctness as well, but the problem you run into is if they can run through it then many times it's forgiven when breeding time comes sound.