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vineyridge
Apr. 6, 2011, 05:45 PM
does anyone know where to find conformation drawings or photos that explain stifle angles, what's straight, and how is it determined? They aren't the same thing as post legged, are they?

bornfreenowexpensive
Apr. 6, 2011, 05:54 PM
does anyone know where to find conformation drawings or photos that explain stifle angles, what's straight, and how is it determined? They aren't the same thing as post legged, are they?

Post legged is both a straight stifle and open hock angle--but you can have a horse that is straight in the stifle and not post legged.--but they often go together.

To me straight in the stifle is a more open angle in the stifle (drawing a line from the point of the butt to the stifle and then down to the hock is one way to picture the angle.) I'll see if I can find a picture.


ETA: In the picture of a post legged horse here--that is a straight stifle.
http://www.horseinfo.com/info/faqs/faqconformQ5.html

scubed
Apr. 6, 2011, 06:01 PM
http://www.horseinfo.com/info/faqs/faqconformQ5.html

http://imsonline.tamu.edu/Courses/Samples/334Equine/334Docs/8893BST.pdf

VicariousRider
Apr. 6, 2011, 09:20 PM
http://imsonline.tamu.edu/Courses/Samples/334Equine/334Docs/8893BST.pdf

OOOOOOO! I lerv this one! Thanks for linking!