So many of you have already seen all my posts on my newest baby <3 He's just the love of my life!!
Just for learning's sake I'm curious about his conformation. I've never met another Belgian like him! Most Belgians I know are 16-17 hands, broad, heavy legs and light feathering, they're also almost all chestnuts (flaxen or otherwise).
Revel is about 18.2 (couldn't quite measure him he was flapping around :P) and narrow, not as heavily built as the other Belgians. Does anyone know if there is a special line of Belgians that they're making to be like him? Are the bred for a different purpose?
He lived his life as a carriage horse (i drove him years ago) after a few years of watching his condition deteriorate I quit, a few years later they finally were willing to sell him to me. He came in pretty terrible shape, it's been almost 2 months so his weight is coming back on and he's rehydrated. So in judging his conformation keep in mind that he's coming back from being very underweight, he had lost almost all his muscle tone on his top line and hind end.
Sorry for my novel ^^ here are the pics!!
For size comparison, I'm 5ft
This was the condition he arrived in - it's been about 2 months since then