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post #1 of 11 Old 01-05-2013, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Completely Up In The Air

I'm horrible at telling conformation and correct muscling, etc., which is why I named the thread "Completely Up In The Air", I have no idea how to tell. But, how does his top line look? I'm trying to learn all I can! Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 Old 01-05-2013, 09:24 AM
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He has a dip behind very prominant withers and may be difficult to fit a saddle to. I suspect his point of croup is a bit far back and his coulping may be a bit long but to judge that the rest of the horse needs to be seen.

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-05-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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He has a dip behind very prominant withers and may be difficult to fit a saddle to. I suspect his point of croup is a bit far back and his coulping may be a bit long but to judge that the rest of the horse needs to be seen.
He's actually not hard to fit a saddle to at all, mine fits him perfectly. I posted another picture of him, but he's not standing completely square. It's hard to get him to stand square for me to take a picture with no help. He wants to follow me. This picture was taken when he was interested in a new gelding who was at the barn for training that he'd never seen before, which is why he's standing so tall and alert.
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Other than long in the coupling, that is one darn fine horse. He MIGHT be a bit tied in at the knee.. but really he is nice. Drop a plumb line from his point of buttock and it goes right along the back of his rear cannon. NOT many like that. Hocks and knees are low and he has adequate bone. Other than that long coupling, this horse is really very nice. Shoulder a bit steep but point of shoulder is adequately high.

What are you doing with him?

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I'm training him right now & hope to show him at some point in maybe H/J. He's a nice, honest jumper. But we have a ways to go still! For the moment he's just a pleasure horse. We work in the arena & go trail riding.
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I hope his front toes are shorter than they were in this photo.

I would love to fox hunt on this horse. He looks like that to me. :) Or maybe try him in eventing.

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I hope his front toes are shorter than they were in this photo.

I would love to fox hunt on this horse. He looks like that to me. :) Or maybe try him in eventing.
Yes, I can tell from the chipping in his hooves on other legs that he was most definitely due for a trim when this picture was taken!

I've never thought of doing either of those on him, I wouldn't even know where to begin.
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I fox hunted (belonged to an organized hunt and all of that through Pony Club here in the east). We NEVER caught a fox but it was great fun!

Eventing is good because it involves 3 phases.. dressage, cross country jumping and Stadium jumping. You need a pretty good horse to do those 3 things.

Here are a couple of links for you to look at.. and you can build from this:

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Southern 8ths Farm - Beginner Novice and Novice Long Format Eventing and Training in Chesterfield, SC

and for Foxhunts:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-...20040774725921

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I fox hunted (belonged to an organized hunt and all of that through Pony Club here in the east). We NEVER caught a fox but it was great fun!

Eventing is good because it involves 3 phases.. dressage, cross country jumping and Stadium jumping. You need a pretty good horse to do those 3 things.

Here are a couple of links for you to look at.. and you can build from this:

:: Welcome to SCDCTA ::

Southern 8ths Farm - Beginner Novice and Novice Long Format Eventing and Training in Chesterfield, SC

and for Foxhunts:

South Carolina Fox Hunters Association | Facebook
That Southern 8ths Farm thing looks like such fun, even to watch! It'd be a while before he'd be ready for all of that though and completely out of my comfort zone. I'd probably have to send him to a trainer for that.
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Go and watch. Talk to people.

Nobody was put on this earth knowing how to do this. Everyone had to start somewhere and you will meet people and they will help you. Someone may even help by giving you some time on an older, trained horse.

No point it living life on the sidelines with a pocket full of wishes that turn into "shoulda, woulda, coulda."

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