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post #1 of 8 Old 04-19-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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confo. critique of his handsomeness?

16 year old QH(or our current theory) foxhunts and looking for eventing...currently getting him in good shape for eventing, building his top line, and trying to clean him up for pony club!

1&2- side shots, I KNOW his lead rope is on the ground, he ground ties and I was standing right there.

3-hind legs, sorry no good ones of the front

4-because he's cute and I couldn't resist...

So PLEASE, tear him apart! Hope the photos are OK. :) thanks in advance
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-19-2012, 11:38 PM
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He's tied in behind the knee. Can't say much about his hind legs, as they're not even remotely in a square position. I do like the slope on his pasterns. His shoulder seems a little upright to me. He toes out a little more than I like to see on his back legs (some toeing out is acceptable, as it helps their hind legs rotate correctly). His hocks and stifles are a little higher than I like. He's a bit pigeon breasted. I like the way the way his neck ties into his chest. Is it just the pic or does he have sky-high withers?

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thanks! He does have big whithers, but they do look bigger then usual in the picture(:
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Shoulder is a tad steep, which sets his neck high.
Nice depth of girth.
Appears slightly buck-kneed but I like his front legs apart from that.
Back is slightly swayed.
Nice hindquarters.
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thank you!
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? Whats with the lumpy thing by his withers? Near the neck and shoulder
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post #7 of 8 Old 04-22-2012, 08:40 AM
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Not a bad horse at all for 16. Back is long and weak so it would help him to do work trotting up hills and over caveletti to build abdominal muscles to support his topline.

Seriously, if he is fox hunting and sound at age 16, I don't think conformation critique is necessary. Any concerns one might have about poor conformation has been blown out of the water by him being aged, sound and still working.

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Not a bad horse at all for 16. Back is long and weak so it would help him to do work trotting up hills and over caveletti to build abdominal muscles to support his topline.

Seriously, if he is fox hunting and sound at age 16, I don't think conformation critique is necessary. Any concerns one might have about poor conformation has been blown out of the water by him being aged, sound and still working.
wow, I can't tell you how big a smile that put on my face(: im planning on riding him well into his 20s. He definitely doesnt act like a 16 year old, my trainer groups him with her "babies" and "greenies". Haha(: I doubt ill ever be able to stop him hunting, he loves it!
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