ridecamp@endurance.net: Cow Hocks

Cow Hocks

Tracy Stampke (zebella@idt.net)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 18:56:39 -0700

I read a comment by Bazy Tankersley somewhere, and she stated that
arabians have to be a little bit cow hocked, in order for the hind legs
to clear their big barrel. All of our arabians are cowhocked to a minor
degree, and we've never experienced any problems.

As to sickle hocked, reiners prefer their horses to be a tad sickle
hocked....makes it easier for them to stop because their hind legs are
already somewhat underneath them.

I would say if the horse isn't grossly incorrect, go for it.


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