I don't think slight sickling is bad IF your horse is holding up- HECK ALL
You people with COUNT DORSAZ and RAFFLES in your pedigrees better take a
GOOD look at those back ends! :)
BOTH were slighlty sickle IMHO.
I have a 23 year old mare here who is as clean as a whistle and is slightly
sickle. Now, I am breeding AWAY from it, and succeeding, but she's still clean.
Count Dorsaz took top awards in England.
Also I think I would be MUCH more worried about STRAIGHT hind legs than
slightly overangulated. I have seen MANY straight stifles that caused
problems down the line. ALso, just today I observed a nice otherwise QH colt
who had WONDERFUl bog spavins and there wasn't a THING wrong with him
otherwise! :) ( At least he appeared to have nice angulation and legs in the
Sickle hocks, on the other hand, did not appear in the top
>level horses, so somehow or another, they were a weakness that kept
>horses from top-level performance.
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