Confo. Critique 3 y/o CSHA gelding - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 10 Old 07-17-2012, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Confo. Critique 3 y/o CSHA gelding

I've posted photos of my boy in the colour and genetics forum and now it's time for a conformation critique on him!

Simon is a 3 year old wb/tb cross by Guaranteed Gold. He is out of Gemini VII, a CWHBA mare by Sergeant Pepper (Holsteiner stallion). I believe his colour is smokey brown but I will probably be sending in some of his hair for DNA testing :)

Without further! Sorry they aren't the best!

As a 2 year old

Recent pics as a 3 year old

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-17-2012, 04:01 PM
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Oh, I love Garunteed Gold, not my favorite of dilute thoroughbreds, though.

I believe your boy is what I call a brown buckskin.

Nice little head, thick throatlatch, attractive neck, it looks really nice. Shoulder is good, not great or excellent though. Nice withers, but he looks a little wonky in his knees. I like the length in his front legs, and he seems to have good pasterns. I am really not very fond of his whole rear end, he is a little butt-high and I don't like the angle in his hind leg. Loin is a bit long. Pasterns and hocks seem a little posty. He is toed out in his back feet. He should grow into his bum though, and it should look better with age.
He could use a little conditioning and work, he would benefit from dressage, and I think this is what he's be best at. He needs some work on his topline.

He seems to have lost muscle condition and gained weight in the more recent photos.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-17-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I should have mentioned, he is not in any serious work at all. He is just barely broke and we only have a lunge lesson 2-1 x per week. He did not have a good start as a baby and he was coming back from being malnourished in the 2 year old pics. He is definitely still growing and has some growth spurts. He is no where near being conditioned but we are slowing starting into a work routine. I just wanted to give him lots of time to grow up. I will most definitely be doing some dressage with him! Gotta get rid of that little pot belly! lol

I should have gotten better pictures though, he does look chunkier than he really is in the 3 year old pics. The ground wasn't too level and those rocks made him stand a little funny. Oh well, what can you do!

Thanks for the critique!
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-17-2012, 04:38 PM
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Your welcome!

Welcome to the forum by the way:)
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-20-2012, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks again TexanFreedom!

Anyone else have anything to add?
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-20-2012, 07:19 PM
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I'm no expert, but I like your guy! If I'm being super picky, I'd like it if his neck was set on slightly higher, coming out higher at the withers, but that's coming from a dressage rider. I think his front legs/knees are a tad funky, but I don't know why I think that.

So what does CSHA and CWHBA stand for? :)

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-20-2012, 07:25 PM
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I know CSHA is Canadian Sport Horse Association, the other, I don't. Very nice athletic horse, love, love his neck, shoulder, short back. Legs are fine, back legs are less angled than I like but not bad. I like his croup and hip, nicely set. He's chubby for such an athletic horse, he needs a job to reduce the flab.
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-20-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Waresbear is correct, CSHA is Canadian Sport Horse Association. CWHBA is Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association.

We are working on the chubby part lol. He is being worked now and he should drop that belly soon!
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post #9 of 10 Old 05-21-2014, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Just a little update and looking for more feedback :)

Simon is now almost 5 years old, we showed last year at some schooling shows and fall fairs in the hack division and he was great!

We had some saddle fitting issues so he's been out of work this winter, just worked on filling out some sore muscles and went back to the basics on the ground.

Does he look better? Has anything improved and is there anything we can work on? I know he's a little chubby at the moment but our new saddle is coming soon so he will be back into work!

Pictures are ordered from most recent to older(winter woolies!)

And comparison photos...
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-24-2014, 05:56 PM
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I don't know too much about conformation but he sure is beautiful!
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