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post #1 of 8 Old 02-16-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation Critique

So this is Batista, a green horse I worked with in summer 2011. He is half oldenburg, half tb quarter horse. Six years old in these pics and only about 3 months cut. I think he's absolutely perfect and the most gorgeous horse I've ever ridden... so I'd like an unbiased opinion about his conformation :)









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post #2 of 8 Old 02-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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I can't critique his conformation because I'm asking for advice on my boy myself, but I think he is GORGEOUS!:)

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post #3 of 8 Old 02-16-2013, 10:16 PM
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The only fault I can find is that he looks the tiniest bit behind in the knee, on his left. He IS gorgeous!
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-16-2013, 10:24 PM
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He's a but long through the body and has an unrefined, low set neck. He is a bit downhill and his either comes back a tad further than I'd like. His pasterns are a tad bit weaker than I'd like, too.
Overall, I like him, but he is a tad heavy. What discipline are you wanting a critique specifically for?
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He's a but long through the body and has an unrefined, low set neck. He is a bit downhill and his either comes back a tad further than I'd like. His pasterns are a tad bit weaker than I'd like, too.
Overall, I like him, but he is a tad heavy. What discipline are you wanting a critique specifically for?
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I actually don't ride him anymore :/ I lived in Tennessee for a while and had a few working student jobs - he was one of the horses I trained. He was in training for hunters/jumpers though to answer your question. His movement and form o/f was fancy enough for hunters but he had the power for jumpers too. He's still in training but with someone else now that I'm back in NJ.
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I'm not going to critique him, but he is VERY gorgeous and has such a sweet face!

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-16-2013, 11:53 PM
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I agree with JDI, his back is a little long and his neck tie-in is coarse. He is slightly back at the knee, which might be making his pasterns look a bit weaker than they would look if his knees were straight. He is also a bit straight through the hocks...maybe through the stifle too, but that's hard to tell with the way he's standing.

He's a bit unrefined and he's not perfect, but still a really nice looking guy. Looks stout and, more importantly, really sweet and mellow.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-17-2013, 07:14 AM
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JDI nailed it.
Still would not turn him out of my barn if I still had one.

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