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        02-19-2012, 04:31 AM
      #11
    Trained
    He looks a bit sway backed to me.... and his hooves could get a bit of a trim up :)

    As others have said get a few photos of him stabding square and Ill have a better go :)
         
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        02-19-2012, 07:10 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    I think he is awfully handsome :)
         
        02-23-2012, 02:33 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Wow.. I'm smart :P Thanks for clearing that up I must not have been fully awake.
         
        02-24-2012, 09:32 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I don't see any appaloosa in him. He looks like a Tb
    Or Possibly TB/QH.
    you deffiently need much better pictues
    When taking a side conformation shot you want to see all four legs. You want the cannon bones of the legs nearest you to be vertical. The legs on the far side should be closer together than the legs nearest to you, so that you can see them clearly under his belly. Stand him so the sun is shining from behind you and slightly from the rear of the side of the horse This way when his head is turned towards you, his neck is not shadowed and his muscles and contours are nicely defined.
    His head should be turned towards you just enough to show off his forehead, opposite nostril and eye brow, but not so much you see the opposite eye, this gives a nice view of his head
    You want to be lined up with the centre of his barrel and far enough from him that you get all of him in. This gives a good, distortion free photo of your horse. If you wish to emphasize his great hindquarters, then move a little ways towards the back of your horse to take the photo, not too much or his front end (head, chest, etc.) will look small.
    The camera should be positioned level with the center of the horses barrel so the photo will be taken looking straight on or slightly up at the horse, you may have to kneel or crouch down. Looking up at the horse makes him appear larger in the picture. Never shoot a conformation photo looking down on a horse because it distorts his looks by shortening his legs and broadening his back, not a flattering look at all. Also make sure that you hold the camera level horizontally so that the background fence or horizon is level.Even though you are taking the picture during the day, using the flash will lessen shadows, bring out more details on your horse and add highlights to his eye. It also adds more light so your horse stands out better against the background
         
        02-24-2012, 09:41 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Is that a road running along side of him in the grazing photo?
         
        02-25-2012, 11:24 AM
      #16
    Trained
    How to Take a Good Conformation Photos
         

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