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  • Conformation of a good endurance horse
  • Assessing horse conformation for endurance riding

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    03-15-2013, 11:27 PM
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Weanling
Endurance horse conformation (Bleu)

While I wait for the doc's go ahead to ride Bleu again, I've got a question for ya'll. This is my boy Luin Bleu. Does he have the conformation for endurance? This thread is because I'm bored, and I'm curious about what ya'll think.
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    03-16-2013, 12:02 AM
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Green Broke
Cannon bones and feet are first thing I would look at
     
    03-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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Weanling
Let me see if I can find a pic of them
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    03-16-2013, 12:29 AM
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Weanling
This is the only other one I have of him on my computer.
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    03-16-2013, 01:44 PM
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Green Broke
I would pass if I was shopping for one, Id ride him if I already had him, Nice withers, and back. Looks ok in the legs but not great. What is the diameter of his cannon bones ? What size renegades does he wear ? Whats he look like from the front, IE heart girth measurement, What is his resting heart rate ? He has a power rear as opposed to an endurance rear. May be better in barrel or sprint type stuff. Id want a flatter croup higher tail set, larger feet and thicker cannon bones if I was shopping for an endurance mount.
Your asking specifically about confirmation, lots of other things go into making a good endurance ride though. Best shape horse in the world wont do you any good if he is a nervous nelly and spikes a heartrate at the vet check due to nerves. Or wont eat drink on the trail. But from a picture or first look all you can go off of is looks.
     
    03-16-2013, 08:48 PM
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Yearling
You will be surprised what "conformation for endurance" can look like!

I think your horse looks balanced overall. He isnt the heaviest-boned horse ever, but his bone seems appropriate for his size. Assuming he has the mentality and metabolics, don't see any reason you shouldn't try!
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    03-16-2013, 10:41 PM
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Weanling
He wears a size zero boot
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    03-16-2013, 11:49 PM
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Green Broke
Im going to guess mostly Quarter Horse ? Kinda small feet, properly conditioned he may do ok, depends on your goals. I see Texas in your profile, heat and larger muscled breeds can be tough.
     
    03-16-2013, 11:52 PM
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Weanling
He's a mustang actually, and his chest and back end are too narrow to be quarter horse. He's got the roman nose too.
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    03-16-2013, 11:54 PM
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Weanling
I'll take some more pics tomorrow and post them. I guess the ones I posted him made him look bigger than he actually is. He's around 14.3 and itty bitty
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