Appaloosa...Let me know what ya think!

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    03-08-2012, 04:04 PM
Appaloosa...Let me know what ya think!

I will be honest, I don't know anything about Conformation. My horse is a rescue, he isn't fancy but I love him. I just want to see what you think. When I first got him he was really under he is a tad fat!!! I have a few pictures of him. Please tell me what you think about his Confromation and what it means :)
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    03-08-2012, 05:05 PM
Green Broke
Cute guy
Nice shoulder and front end
Neck's a bit ewed but that should correct with muscle
Fairly well-formed hind end as well and overall he should develope into a sharp-looking horse!
    03-08-2012, 06:49 PM
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I would agree with Ruffian on all. Adding that it's possible he has some Arabian in him. HIs back is shorter than typical for appy, his croup is very flat and tail set high, like an arab, and his face is lighter bones than typical appy. I like him. Needs improved muscling on the neck.
    03-08-2012, 06:50 PM
I think he has perfect appie markings. I'm a sucker for a perfect blanket with spots.
    03-08-2012, 06:55 PM
Nice tail for appy!!!!
    03-08-2012, 06:59 PM
First thing that screamed out to me was that he has Arabian in him. He looks a bit sickle hocked to me. Such a sweet looking boy
    03-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Who says he isn't fancy?...

He's a pretty nice looking gelding. The only real flaw I see is he is pretty sickle hocked, which is not unusual in Appys.

If you aren't overly familiar with Appys, in addition to a blanket he also carries the varnish roan pattern, so will color out with time.

He could very well have Arab in him - he has a lot of smooth type muscle and is lighter boned than most Straight Appys or Appy/QH mixes. It can be hard to tell with Appys though as they have Spanish roots and Arabs were one of the breeds used to recreate them, so some have an "Arabby" quality about them. If your farrier grunts when he trims his hooves and complains about them being hard, he probably has some Arab in him...
    03-08-2012, 07:18 PM
That's one handsome appy... you did great with him! Glad he has a good home now. :)
    03-08-2012, 07:19 PM
I think he's gorgeous! Yea, for you loving a rescue.
If he is Appy/Arab...well then God help you! LOL
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    03-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Originally Posted by GreenBackJack    
I think he's gorgeous! Yea, for you loving a rescue.
If he is Appy/Arab...well then God help you! LOL
Yup. Yup. Yup. I raised Araloosas for many years. Only an idiot like me purposely breeds horses that combine Appytude with the Arab sense of humor and intelligence...

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