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Re: [RC] [RC] Cow hocked question - Michelle Fink

From Conformation and Performance by Dr. Loving:

"The normal hock points slightly to the outside rather than dead ahead
simply because the stifles must point slightly outward to be able to swing
past the belly wall.

Many times Arabians, Trakehners, and horses of Arabian descent are
considered to have cow hocks, but if the fetlocks are in alignment beneath
the hocks, these are not considered true cow hocks.  Some slight inward
turning of the hocks is not considered a conformational defect and should
have no effect on performance."

Hope that helps, Melanie.

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