Ow my eyes!

We’ve done posts before comparing horses to cows and tanks but thus far those horses were fairly proportionate (if you ignored the toothpick legs) but this one’s body doesn’t even match its’ head and neck! It’s like a wackadoodle Mr. Potato Head!

So, some brilliant people thought to themselves, let’s breed it to a skinny, almost sickly looking mare and see if it balances out.

And this is what they got:

Clearly the stallion provided the majority of the genes here!  Well, she may have the dam’s skinny neck, but certainly not the length of it!

This is a very nice filly that is ready to find her own home. Loves attention and grooming. Sire is a cutting horse and is throwing his gentle disposition to his foals. Won money at local jackpot cuttings in GA. Dam(AQHA) was broke at 2 then turned out as a broodmare. Jasmine should mature over 15 hands. She would make a great working, cutting or trail horse. Clean slate ready to be worked with. Leads, loads, stands great for the farrier. Has had shots and will have boosters in the next month. Bloodlines include Joe Quincy, Hank-A-Chief, Zippo Pine Taylor and Sonny Dee Bar. Motivated seller $1500 make offer.

This filly is offered for sale on (ad sent in by a concerned reader) and is just over a year old!  We’re wondering what the seller is basing the statement that “she would make a great working, cutting or trail horse” on?  Or do they mean that she would make a great working, cutting or trail horse if the points of her hocks weren’t almost touching? The poor thing is cow hocked (not the worst we’ve seen…) – you can tell because the distance between the hocks is less than the distance between the fetlocks.  Horses that are cow hocked typically experience pain in the joint, causing the horse to use them less and thus develop less musculature in the hind end.  So no, this horse probably will not make a great working or cutting horse – but she may do alright on the trails.  If you have access to this month’s Equus magazine, there’s a great article in there about hocks by Dr. Deb Bennett.

Moving on.

Another horse that “loves attention and grooming“!? Thank  Gawd!  Because those are truly becoming a rarity! Phew! That’s a load off our minds!

Normally when people say that a horse is “broke” they mean it’s been trained to accept a saddle, bridle and rider and all that that encompasses.  However, in this instance, are we the only ones who think that maybe, just maybe, they mean they actually broke the mare at 2 years of age and that’s why she went straight to broodmare-ery?  Or, let us guess, she showed no talent or proclivity for any discipline and so you decided to pop a few babies outa her?  Ya? That sound about right?


Anyone see the resemblance to the stallion?

Anyone at all? Aww come on…


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Posted on December 24, 2011, in Bad Horse Ads, Conformation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Yikes! Forget a nest, that guy has a SHNEST! It’s all one fugly jumble from poll to barrel. With parents like that the foal is lucky to have a shoulder at all.

    That said, most horses are slightly cow hocked. It’s common in nature because it makes them less prone to interfering if they take a long stride in back, and is actually sought after in gaited horses. Being *somewhat* cow hocked does not usually interfere with soundness. Truly straight hind legs are an invention of the halter industry.

  2. Is it just me or does the stallion look like he has some sort of scar tissue at the bottom of his neck?

  3. My imagination of stallion + mare in this case was much worse than the actual baby. Those were some fugly parents. I cannot believe someone kept the balls on that horse.

  4. Well, the filly should definitely never be bred on, but considering the possibilities, she’s not THAT bad. She’s kinda cute in a disproportionate kind of way. I agree with Gemmers on the scar tissue comment. It looks like he’s got some on his chest too. Wonder if there’s barbed wire somewhere else on the property?

  5. Actually there are a few horses or ponies where they WANT cow hocks.. one being a pony from France called the Merens Pony or Ariegeois pony. In the horse breed book I have or had, said they are cow hocked normally and it gives them a better ability to go up and down the mountains…

  6. MoooooOOOOOOOOoo!!!!!!!

  7. That last picture kinda looks like my mare. There’s a reason why she’s a maiden 😉

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