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post #1 of 23 Old 02-02-2012, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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coming yearling APHA critique please?

He is about 9 months old, His dam is Titanic Tres, Sire is Silent Ego. I would like some critique on his conformation. I don't have the best confo shots, he doesn't like to stand still, lol














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post #2 of 23 Old 02-02-2012, 09:29 PM
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His pasterns look odd to me. Really sloped.

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post #3 of 23 Old 02-02-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I was kind of worried about them as well. Will that effect his riding ability later on? I won't be using him hard, I wanted to do some dressage stuff just for fun, I don't plan on competing. I wanted to barrel race him since he has so many racing blood horses in his papers, but not if those pasterns are going to bother him later on. I would rather just use him as a trail horse for many years than have a barrel horse for a few years. I plan on keeping him until his days are through
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post #4 of 23 Old 02-02-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Also, I just got him about 3 months ago. I had his feet trimmed 2 weeks after I got him, and the farrier is coming again next week. Will keeping on top of his foot angles help correct the pasterns since he is so young? He does have a slight turn out of the front right that we are working on slowly turning in with foot care
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Now that I look again, I don't see much I like about his legs at all. Improving the angles of his feet may help with the angle of his pasterns, but I am no expert in hoof care. I also don't like his left hind - it looks really odd through the fetlock.

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post #6 of 23 Old 02-03-2012, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I don't know a lot about legs, is there anything that stands out that could make him lame? I am gelding him anyway so as long as he will be useable I will just keep the farrier on him and see what good it does. I just want to be able to ride him, and I'm getting older, so I won't be using him hard, I like the slower horses now...which is good because he is pretty lazy. I just love him, he is a sweet heart and has a perfect personality
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Oh, and the last pic was at the place I got him from. He was in a really nasty home, I had to take him away from there! He is now at a nice barn with his own stall and pasture to play in
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it looks like he may be growing a bit too fast, I see what chiilaa saw. I had a colt do this and all that needs done is lower feed amount and let his tendons catch up with his bone growth. It will not effect him later on. Good looking baby!

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post #9 of 23 Old 02-03-2012, 08:25 AM
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I would never take advice to treat something like that leg from someone on the internet. Not at all suggesting that you are untrustworthy, cowgirlup. It's just something you need to consult a vet about, before deliberately withholding nutrients to slow growth.

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All he is getting is good quality grass/alfalfa mix hay and his salt/mineral block. I have been reading about feeding halter horses and decided not to feed him that way because it said it causes them to grow too fast for their joints, and I don't want that. I am not going to withhold nutrients from him. I want a healthy baby. He will keep being fed what he is getting, and have regular hoof trims and worming and vaccines. All the stuff he wasn't getting at his last home. Also, the lady I board from told me that a horse's hocks swell when they get too much protein and not enough exercise, which is why he got switched to grass/alfalfa instead of straight alfalfa and gets more time in the pasture to play. I just want him to be a healthy happy boy
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