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post #1 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Question Brock's conformation (mind the fat...)

I did the awesome conformation tute and the figures show he's got a long, sloping shoulder, shortish back, illium slightly too long for hip and femur, slightly high in the wither, the rest is pretty normal (neck looks a bit short here but it's the angle...and the fat).

Bit hard to see what's going on with his legs, I'll try to find another photo where he's standing square and not in long grass but he loves my phone and keeps swinging around to look at it.

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 12:07 PM
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Holy neck o_O

Nope not much. If you get him on a flat surface square then I can definitely tell you more (I'm new at this)

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heyy can you tell me what your doing with the lines? im just learning this stuff
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-19-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, guys!

Shandasue, the lines are from the awesome conformation tutorial stickied in this sub-forum - try it out, it taught me soooo much (and reinforced how much I don't know)!

Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
Holy neck o_O

Nope not much. If you get him on a flat surface square then I can definitely tell you more (I'm new at this)

Just found another photo of him, not great but might be helpful. 1.5 yrs ago, before i bought him.

And about 6 mths after I got him, when he was in the stable and I could control his food intake and workload.

At least you can see pasterns, heels, hooves a bit better in these. But I'll attempt to get proper photos on Saturday when I see him
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-20-2012, 12:47 PM
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Long in the back, weak coupling, back at the knee left front (probably both fronts but that one you can see). Weak coupling, point of croup is set too far back contributing to his weak coupling. Hocks and knes are nice and low but his hind leg is a bit over straight. Shoulder is adequate and the angle at point of shoulder says he would probably be able to have level knees when jumping.. and his long back says he would jump flat like an equitation jumper.

Nice color, nice "eye."

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Thanks so much Elana for taking the time out to critique him!

Yeah he does have a weak coupling and long loins, but I get confused about his back length as it doesn't look long in reality, and nor does it in a fair few other photos, at least not in comparison to his body length. Despite the coupling issues and back length his trot is anything but flat and strung out - not choppy either, just big and springy and he does seem to get onto his back end pretty easily. Might just be lucky, I guess!

I don't jump him but the girl I purchased him off said he had a big kangaroo-like jump (and I saw a few photos to that effect).

Nice color, nice "eye."
LOL! Don't let it fool you like it did me... Behind that nice eye is the laziest, cleverest and most and argumentative horse I've ever met. Until he gets a cold and goes all "manflu" and gazes at me pathetically. But I love him, for all that XD
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