Confo critique on jumping arabian

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Confo critique on jumping arabian

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    03-15-2012, 08:47 PM
Confo critique on jumping arabian

These photos are terrible for critiquing off of, I know. One day I'll have to take actual conformation shots. But what do you think about his jumping and eventual eventing potential from these?

The second one was taken when I first got him and he was in light work. The last one is where he was doing the most work and had the best muscle, except you can't actually see it very well because the photo's so dark.
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    03-15-2012, 09:03 PM
I'm no expert, but he looks like a sturdy little guy to me. I like him! I think he fits together very well, and should have no problem with jumping/ etc. But I'm not really able to give dependable advice on this subject...
The one thing that did stick out to me was his chest, and how narrow it is in that top picture... Although, you did say that he was only worked lightly in the second picture, so it could just be lack of conditioning?... Hopefully someone who is more knowledgeable will correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that this can make it harder for the horse to carry weight and/or turn sharply. But, as I haven't ever seen him move, you'll have to be the judge of whether this is true for him or not :)
    03-15-2012, 09:08 PM
He definitely has a narrow chest but it does get a little bigger than that. He had been in heavy work (bottom photo) and then had an unplanned 3 months stall and pasture vacation. The top photo was my first time riding him after that.
    03-15-2012, 09:10 PM
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Don't let Arabians "dainty" appearance fool you, they are very hardy! Better photos would help, though.
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    03-15-2012, 09:38 PM
I don't know how I missed it, but looking at your ID photo, his chest looks much bigger there. Well, anyway, I think he's going to be a lovely eventing pony!
    03-16-2012, 12:00 AM
A bit bigger! But he'll never have a nice, big chest which sort of makes me sad until I remember I bought the wrong breed of horse for that!
    03-16-2012, 07:13 PM
I really like his throatlatch, hock angle and hip. He is narrow through the chest but he's an arab and it's sometimes nicer to ride a narrow horse as it doesn't stretch the old hip flexors like riding a couch type horse. Back is a little long and pasterns a little more sloped than perfect but they do match his shoulder angle well so I think altogether he's a very balanced boy!

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