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        12-26-2013, 12:37 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    he looks cute. I would be interested in seeing pics of him in the summer. His shape will change in a year. He has the high butt that is popular now, and I would get a farrier out for those hooves soon.
    Gee, that was what I DIDN'T like about him. Why is a high butt popular? Seems to me that would make him downhill and I know from personal experience--"Ro Go Bar"(1982-1997, RIP) who I bought as a 7yo and kept until his death at 27yo--that this is a great fault. Please tell me more about this current fad. =/
         
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        12-26-2013, 12:40 PM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Corporal    
    Gee, that was what I DIDN'T like about him. Why is a high butt popular? Seems to me that would make him downhill and I know from personal experience--"Ro Go Bar"(1982-1997, RIP) who I bought as a 7yo and kept until his death at 27yo--that this is a great fault. Please tell me more about this current fad. =/
    She means its common... Found a lot... Or that's what it sounded like to me.
         
        12-26-2013, 01:37 PM
      #23
    Foal
    It is common to see Quarter Horses with big high butts. Some like it a little high for cow cutting. Dakota's folks most all had high butts. I don't have a problem with that now, I think in time, it will even out. But glad my wife don't got no BIG High Butt!
         
        12-26-2013, 01:50 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    A lot of Quarter Horses used for speed events are butt high and bred on purpose to be that way, means they can't collect very well but supposedly makes them faster, same with racing Thoroughbreds. You don't see it as bad in the Thoroughbreds, but it's horrible in the Quarter Horses, racing and non racing lines. I personally don't like it, a lot of people don't, but that's the breeding trend.
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        12-26-2013, 04:27 PM
      #25
    Trained
    I don't comment on conformation and especially not on high butts because at 7 months that colt will go butt high, even out, withers high sometimes and butt high, cycle and repeat. He probably will be a little butt high when he's done, they seem to be breeding for it these days, but there's no way to call it at this point. Crooked legs.....if he was windswept as a newborn, he could be still straightening out. So, I don't like to look too critically at their confo til they're 3 or 4 y.o. Really.

    But knowing stallion material when you see it is easy. 99% of all foals born are not going to be stallion material. The 1% that could be stallion material, may have severe faults, horrible tempers, genetic disorders, and who knows what else to wash them out.

    One of the key things that tells me a horse is not a stallion prospect is, I've seen others just like this one and have a couple in my back yard. Cute, athletic, sweet and gelded. Also, the OP did not come on this thread shouting from the rooftops that her stallion has been Panel Tested Clear for all 5 of the genetic issues, HYPP, GBED, PSSM, MH AND HERDA. If he'd tested clear for everything or even been tested is one of the first things that needs to be disclosed, that's one of the first things prospective mare breeders will be looking for and very soon, AQHA is requiring the results be submitted to be kept on file.
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        12-26-2013, 07:06 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Just for the record I am a Stallion. No I have not had those tests performed and do not know if the University has either. His papers only say that he has been fully vaccinated for Eastern/Western Encephalomyelitis, West Nile, Rhinopneumonitis, and Tetanus. Also when I picked him up he came with recent negative coggins papers. The AQHA does offer the genetic panel test. Somewhere around a hundred bucks for members and a little more for non-members. I think there are other places that are a little bit cheaper. If I do that it will be just for piece of mind and that's it. As I mentioned earlier I spoke to his Doctor and although she did not mention anything about him being born windswept, she did say that he was born a healthy foal with no problems or deformalities. As far as him being a Stallion, no, he will be cut and be a gelding. There are a few pics of him back in September here at this website as well as all his other info and what I paid for him. I have no problem sharing that information. MSUES Auction Lot 19 2013 AQHA Bay Stud Colt
    This was their first on line sale as they have always had them every year but not on line. I spent a good bit of time with him in the field and barn before I bought him. I was considering a couple of others too but ended up with just him.
    Thanks
         
        12-26-2013, 10:14 PM
      #27
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WindTree    
    I agree I do still have mixed emotions on him being a stallion and really need to put those aside and go ahead and cut him. I have already spoken with one of the Doctors at the University Vet School where I got him. She actually spent a lot of time with him and took care of him of all his medical attention/shots etc. She also recommended that if I decided to cut him, do it now. Even if he was a prime stallion candidate, I don't think I would have interest in breeding. A stud leads a lonely life. And I would like for him to keep the mild attitude he currently has as much as possible. He is already showing interest in the mares across the fence and chases my Mammoth Jenny around trying to mount her. I appreciate your comments. Thanks
    Conformation aside you don't sound ready to have a stallion so I say geld. He is a cute little bugger for sure, only thing I am willing to judge at this age is how upright his hocks are. Especially in a cutter, we really like to see them a lot lower and not near as upright. Who is his sire? I think he is going to be beautiful and I'd like to see some photo's of him next summer to see how he is maturing.
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        12-26-2013, 10:16 PM
      #28
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    I don't comment on conformation and especially not on high butts because at 7 months that colt will go butt high, even out, withers high sometimes and butt high, cycle and repeat. He probably will be a little butt high when he's done, they seem to be breeding for it these days, but there's no way to call it at this point. Crooked legs.....if he was windswept as a newborn, he could be still straightening out. So, I don't like to look too critically at their confo til they're 3 or 4 y.o. Really.

    But knowing stallion material when you see it is easy. 99% of all foals born are not going to be stallion material. The 1% that could be stallion material, may have severe faults, horrible tempers, genetic disorders, and who knows what else to wash them out.

    One of the key things that tells me a horse is not a stallion prospect is, I've seen others just like this one and have a couple in my back yard. Cute, athletic, sweet and gelded. Also, the OP did not come on this thread shouting from the rooftops that her stallion has been Panel Tested Clear for all 5 of the genetic issues, HYPP, GBED, PSSM, MH AND HERDA. If he'd tested clear for everything or even been tested is one of the first things that needs to be disclosed, that's one of the first things prospective mare breeders will be looking for and very soon, AQHA is requiring the results be submitted to be kept on file.
    As of 2014 all stallions breeding 25+ mares will be required to be 5 panel tested through UC Davis (They don't have to be negative across the board) and as of 2015 ALL stallions will have to be tested through UC Davis (Again they don't have to be negative) Thankfully mine are tested N/N as is the majority of my mares.
         
        12-26-2013, 10:18 PM
      #29
    Trained
    Sorry didn't read the last page until now. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his mama ;)
         
        12-27-2013, 04:53 AM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WindTree    
    Just for the record I am a Stallion.
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