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    04-19-2013, 03:24 PM
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10yo PMU Draft

I was wondering if anyone could critique my boy Dozer? He is about 10 years old, 18hh, and a little chunky... But I like 'em fat.
Anyways, I have no idea what things mean in critique language so I would REALLY appreciate it if you could tell me what is off and what that means... And if I need a different type of picture, let me know and I'll go snap a few more!
And please excuse his dirtiness in some of the pics...
Thanks in advance!
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    04-19-2013, 03:28 PM
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Green Broke
Oh my gosh, he has the cutest face!!!
I think he is put together well..... that about as detailed as I get.
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    04-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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Weanling
This guy looks really nice :)

My old horse judging coach used to say its really hard to tell the difference between a nice draft and a fat draft. So everyone shows their drafts fat unless they have great conformation.

That said, he does look good to me but that may only be because he's chunky ;) He's got nice thick straight legs, a short back, a big thick neck, and a good shoulder- the things Drafts are bred for. The thing I would say is his biggest flaw is his shoulder is not sloped enough- bringing his wither to far forward. But again that is a common Draft characteristic so it just depends what you want to use him for.
     
    04-19-2013, 04:52 PM
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Yearling
Can I have him? He can't be too far away seeing you are in CA also =P
     
    04-19-2013, 05:25 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I think he looks chunky in the first photo, but not in the others.
In the last photos doesn't look fat at all.
     
    04-19-2013, 05:50 PM
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Thanks guys! :) the first picture is the most recent, so that's his current level of chunkyness. And PMW- if I have to move away for college next year I'll let you know ;) DC- thanks for the critique! I mostly just trail ride with him so even if he did had a major fault, it wouldn't really be terrible. What effect can a not-enough-sloped shoulder have?
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    04-20-2013, 08:57 AM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu    
Thanks guys! :) the first picture is the most recent, so that's his current level of chunkyness. And PMW- if I have to move away for college next year I'll let you know ;) DC- thanks for the critique! I mostly just trail ride with him so even if he did had a major fault, it wouldn't really be terrible. What effect can a not-enough-sloped shoulder have?
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The shoulder slope as well as the hip slope is what determines the length of your horse's back. A more angled shoulder and hip reduce the length while upright angles make it longer.
The angles also play a role in your horse's movement. With a wider angle, the horse has more range of motion, or ground-covering movement. It is often said that a horse with upright angles will be very 'jarring' and uncomfortable to ride, simply because they are not able to take those longer strides, and are restricted to many short, 'choppy' strides to cover the same ground. That said, there is a lot that can change between the hip and shoulder angles so a horse with not enough in one area MAY compensate in another. But usually the angles go hand in hand- if one is steep, the other is too- just generally, there are many exceptions.

Also, most horses have this. It is not uncommon. IMO, nature doesn't care if a horse is a smooth mover- just that they can run soundly and stay sound. So it won't affect your horse's health or happiness. It's just a way we humans have of 'picking' over the lot, lol
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    04-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by disastercupcake    
The shoulder slope as well as the hip slope is what determines the length of your horse's back. A more angled shoulder and hip reduce the length while upright angles make it longer.
The angles also play a role in your horse's movement. With a wider angle, the horse has more range of motion, or ground-covering movement. It is often said that a horse with upright angles will be very 'jarring' and uncomfortable to ride, simply because they are not able to take those longer strides, and are restricted to many short, 'choppy' strides to cover the same ground. That said, there is a lot that can change between the hip and shoulder angles so a horse with not enough in one area MAY compensate in another. But usually the angles go hand in hand- if one is steep, the other is too- just generally, there are many exceptions.

Also, most horses have this. It is not uncommon. IMO, nature doesn't care if a horse is a smooth mover- just that they can run soundly and stay sound. So it won't affect your horse's health or happiness. It's just a way we humans have of 'picking' over the lot, lol
Oh alright! Thanks so much for the explanation!
     

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