Conformation for a barrel prospect?

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Conformation for a barrel prospect?

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        04-03-2013, 05:38 PM
    Conformation for a barrel prospect?

    I don'r have the best pics of him but what do you guys think of this 6 year old APHA gelding as a barrel prospect?





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        04-21-2013, 08:25 PM
    He looks very nice. A nice girth and shoulder. His neck ties in nice, a round rump. I think he makes a great prospect. His legs look great!
        04-22-2013, 05:09 PM
    Id like to see him standing squared. To me in the last picture- looks like his forelegs are too straight--hard to really give a good opinion in those pictures, lol.. I like how he scopes out, lol.
        04-22-2013, 05:21 PM
    Green Broke
    Not bad.

    For barrels, his hocks are too far off the ground for my tastes. I like their hocks to be low to the ground, so they can dig down around a turn.

    I'd also like to see his hindquarters more rounded.

    Not sure that I like how his thick neck ties in with his body, but it could just be the photos too.

    He does (as someone mentioned) have a nice deep heart girth.

    Personally, I like the looks of Chicados Cash. He's my "ideal" barrel horse confo. (Not to mention NFR quality!)

        04-22-2013, 10:47 PM
    If he doesn't do well in barrels, you have a nice jumper to fall back on.
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        04-23-2013, 02:18 PM
    Green Broke
    Whoa. Sorry. Didn't realize that picture was so HUGE.

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