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post #1 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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20 year old QH gelding

Please critique! I know he's not perfect. He's a former ranch horse turned my new love. We MAY try barrels next year, but he's been out of shape and not ridden for at least the past year so we're just beginning to grow together.


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post #2 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 11:28 AM
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Better photos taken on the profile, not at an angle, are needed for a good critique. I hope you will get his feet attended to soon, as they appear really long with underrun heels. It will likely help with his over at the knee.

He has a sweet expression! I will wait for better photos to critique further.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 11:30 AM
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He looks to be very buck kneed to me. I wouldn't be running him on barrels. I wouldn't be riding him, period.
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post #4 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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His feet got done the day after the photo was taken. He has all 4 shoes now with pads in the front.


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post #5 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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He looks to be very buck kneed to me. I wouldn't be running him on barrels. I wouldn't be riding him, period.
Also, Sahara, we are aware of his being over at the knee. It does not affect his soundness. He rides fine. He does not have anything else going on with his legs beside being over at the knee as far as tendon issues.

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post #6 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 02:07 PM
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If you have to pad and shoe his front , I would not be running barrels on him.
How old is he ? I thought I read 20 yrs old. That is to old to start on barrels.
If you want a barrel horse you need a younger horse, it is very hard on their legs.
With his knees he has will breakdown with hard hard work, and since he was a ranch horse, he probably was worked hard and could be the issues with his knees.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-10-2014, 11:46 PM
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He's a handsome, ELDERLY gentleman and at this point in his life with those knees deserves nice leisurely trail rides without any steep up or down hills on them.
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