Y’all asked for it.
So. Here’s a few lovely examples of how Totilas is actually built.
So this is his official conformation shot. Looks decent right? This is why this pose pisses me off. You wanna know why I hate this pose? It’s like real life photoshop. It lifts the topline and gives the illusion of a longer hip, that’s why arabians and minis use this leg stick out thing.. You don’t have to believe me, but I’ve taken video stills from several sources on youtube to prove my point.
He’s got a large body, tiny little legs with tiny little hooves - and you know what else? He’s post legged with quite upright pasterns!
Well maybe that was a bad angle. Nope. ‘Cause there’s another one that flaunts that straight back leg and those skinny little legs. Notice how much smaller his hip is compared to that first pic? That confo pose is a scam and it’s easy to see why all the WB breeders use it.
He also toes out like a mofo. It even looks like it starts at his knees instead of his fetlocks, so double the joint stress! But he’s so well built, right?
And he didnt just stop weird that day. Also pretty sure he toes out behind a bit too.
And another one :)
I would criticize his ugly thick neck and his 5 mile wide throat latch, but stallions are nearly impossible to get perfect necks on. As far as conformation goes, he is just as bad as a halter horse…. so he should totally be dead lame by now given logic.