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hello sir, may i know why "short" and "long" pasterns are considered to be faulty confirmation in horses? can you explain me in detail?

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HI     A HORSE HAS A SHORT AND LONG PASTERN.  THE SHORT PASTERN IS INSIDE OF THE FOOT AND MAKES THE FIRST JOINT IN THE FETLOCK. THE LONG PASTERN CONNECTS TO THE SHORT PASTERN AND SHOWS UP JUST ABOVE THE PASTERN JOINT AND IT ALSO GOES UP TO THE ANKLE JOINT. PLEASE LOOK AT YOUR HORSES ANKLE AND FEEL AS YOU GO DOWN FROM THE ANKLE TO THE FIRST JOINT. YOU WILL FEEL THEN YOU WILL FEEL THE TOP OF THE HOOF.  THANKS  ED HESS

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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