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post #11 of 72 Old 05-09-2011, 01:13 PM
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What exactually do you mean by that?
I means I was typing too fast and did not proof read well enough.

Nothing screams screams 'keep me a stallion' at all.


Post conformation photos so we can see what he really looks like. Those photos do not show a horse that has conformation that says stallion material.
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not only would I have gelded him like yesterday, but I would get some more food into him. He is ribby, way to ribby.

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not only would I have gelded him like yesterday, but I would get some more food into him. He is ribby, way to ribby.
Um you need to go back and have another look because judging by these pictures, I would say he is at a good weight. Ribs are not the only thing you look at when judging weight. Some rib is a good thing. A lot, plus other factors, is not. He could use muscle, but I wouldn't say he is "way to ribby."
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What kind of pedigree does he have? Were his parents shown successfully? Is he registered? If your answer is no to any of those I would geld him. He can be just as a successful show horse as a gelding. Plus, there are plenty of very well bred foals going for pennies at the auctions.

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Whats his full competition record? Competition record of parents and siblings (preferably full siblings).
What are you wanting to breed?
You've mentioned his mum and dad but that means nothing to me as I don't know them, are they saught after lines?

Personaly, just looking at those photos I think he would make a very nice gelding

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Um you need to go back and have another look because judging by these pictures, I would say he is at a good weight. Ribs are not the only thing you look at when judging weight. Some rib is a good thing. A lot, plus other factors, is not. He could use muscle, but I wouldn't say he is "way to ribby."

If you can see ribs then he needs more food. Period.

Yes he does need mucle, but they haven't been riding him so I don't exspect to see any.

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*facepalm*

If you can see ALL the ribs, then yes, the horse needs more food.

It is not a bad thing to see some ribs, such as on the horse in question.

Once again, ribs are not the only part of the horse you look at when gauging weight. You need to look at the whole horse. This horse is not underweight. Lacking in muscle? Yes. Underweight? NO.
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Once again, ribs are not the only part of the horse you look at when gauging weight. You need to look at the whole horse. This horse is not underweight. Lacking in muscle? Yes. Underweight? NO.
Agreed. Horse isn't at all underweight.

OP, I'm not really sure what you want from this thread. Do you want honest opinions about why we do or don't think he's stallion material, or do you just want people to gush over him?

There's nothing about him that says, 'I'm special and deserve to keep my testicles'. From the few pictures you've shown of him, I see nothing spectacular or refined. He looks rather common and coarse to me.

Now, if you show him and he consistently wins in rated, recognized performance classes, then you might be justified in keeping him a stallion. Otherwise, he'll make a heck of a nice gelding.

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I agree, that horse looks in lean condition, needs some muscle building, will need an increase in quality or quantity (or both) in his diet as he builds that muscle, he is not carrying fat to convert, But IMHO he is far healthier at that weight than he would be carrying to much.

Oh and he certainly needs to lose a few ounces between his back legs, he is a cute looking gelding and you could have great fun with him, but he doesn't scream baby daddy material from those pics.
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Oh and he certainly needs to lose a few ounces between his back legs, he is a cute looking gelding and you could have great fun with him, but he doesn't scream baby daddy material from those pics.
Laugh.
Yes, lose a few ounces between his back legs.
Love it.

I agree, he is not too thin. I would rather see them lean than obese. (Those that know how fat mine are stop laughing.)
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