Poll Recap: Confounding Conformation

Of 766 voters, 29% said they worry most about buck or calf knees.

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In last week’s online poll, TheHorse.com asked which forelimb conformation defect worries you the most. More than 760 readers responded, and we’ve tallied the results

Of the 766 voters, 223 (29%) said that buck or calf knees worried them the most. One fifth of the respondents (152 voters) indicated that knock knees or carpus valgus were most worrisome. Another 147 (19%) chose bowlegs or carpal valgus as the most worrisome conformation defect, and 115 voters (15%) chose toeing in/pigeon toed. Sixty-seven voters (9%) indicated toeing out or splay footed as a troubling conformation defect, while 62 voters (8%) indicated that “other” forelimb conformation defects worried them.

Poll Results

Additionally, 48 respondents provided comments on forelimb conformation defects that worried them.

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Jennifer Whittle, TheHorse.com Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master’s degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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