13 yr old Spotted Draft Critique
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

13 yr old Spotted Draft Critique

This is a discussion on 13 yr old Spotted Draft Critique within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree2Likes
    • 2 Post By BlackBetty

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-05-2014, 05:32 AM
      #1
    Foal
    13 yr old Spotted Draft Critique

    This is Leonidas. He is 13yrs old, 16h and a draft mutt! He is broke to ride/drive and is a good useful guy! When I got him he was very overweight and had horrible flared/overgrown hooves which are being improved slowly. Let me know what you think of him and what type of draft you think he might be crossed with? I know the saddle doesnt help critiques but these are all I can find right now. Also excuse my chair seat! My riding has improved since then

    1.jpg

    2.jpg

    3.jpg

    4.jpg

    5.jpg

    6.jpg

    7.jpg

    8.jpgThanks!
    anndankev and Boo Walker like this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-05-2014, 07:38 AM
      #2
    Foal
    I know he is a little over at the knee, pigeon toed and cow hocked...
         
        03-05-2014, 09:18 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    This is a VERY nice horse. His shoulder lays back well and his neck is set on correctly. His front leg is correct but he is a little dropped in the front pasterns. His topline is super and he has a very strong coupling with a nice croup and a well placed tail indicating his backbone is correct. His hocks are a little high and he is a little bit straight through the hock due to a slightly short gaskin.

    He has large feet and looks to have good hoof walls although he could have a better farrier. He stands a bit close behind but I would not call him cowhocked.

    Very nice horse. A do it all sort. I wonder how he is over fences? I wonder if he can get his knees up.. some horses like this are two muscled in front to lift their knees well.
         
        03-05-2014, 10:14 AM
      #4
    Foal
    I was hoping you would stop in and critique Elana! I'm new but have been reading/lurking for a while and love your informative crit's. My current farrier has taken alot of the flare off so far but has NOT done alot to balance him...I'm in the process of networking to find a better draft/draft cross trimmer. He's always tender after trimming and it shouldn't be that way. He does seem to do well trimming my TB and Arab however...not sure why he treats the draft differently than them but anyhow..

    The pics don't do justice to how heavy he is! He is heavy on the forehand and a very slow, clumpy drafty mover. Really has to be pushed to canter but he does have the nicest trot. In the one picture you can see the tiny jumps that were set up from when I was working out my TB mare....he just trampled right over them LOL. It would take alot of work to get him to pick his feet up enough to effectively go over a small crossrail which is why he's the fiancee/beginner friend/playing around trail riding mount for now! He'd do nice in w/t english classes for a beginner.
         
        03-05-2014, 10:24 AM
      #5
    Trained
    All I can say is, he's LOVELY!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Spotted Draft Horses Smokum Draft Horses 20 05-23-2013 05:44 PM
    Any Spotted Draft or Pinto Draft Owners? Let's see em! randomrider92 Draft Horses 28 04-16-2012 06:06 PM
    Does anyone know spotted draft lines? KBailey13 Draft Horses 4 11-01-2011 11:12 PM
    Could he be part Spotted Draft? TheRoughrider21 Draft Horses 12 07-11-2010 11:50 PM
    Spotted Draft Draftgirl17 Draft Horses 1 06-26-2010 06:49 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0