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post #1 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation Critique on my Tanker?

This is my cutest Tanker truck :P Sorry the pics aren't great, but I'm curious what others think of her. I'm not great at judging conformation, so I really want to learn please be as specific/nitty picky as possible

Her only mission in life is to be pretty, let me snuggle with her and occasionally hang out on her back and do some trails sometimes. So if her conformation is actually appalling and just looking pretty to me that's ok you can point that out xD

I don't think I'll ever breed but if I do I'd like the foal to be exactly like her except maybe slightly larger and more feathered :P So what would you think would make a good partner for her? She's only 15.2 hands

This was just after a bath and she wasn't very pleased :P but she was standing nicely

Yes, she is pretty fat, we're working on that :P

This one's pretty old, from when I first got her, but it was taken with a fancy camera so they came out good:

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-11-2012, 11:53 PM
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I'm no good on confo but she's gorgeous!

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What a stunner! In regard to conformation, certainly not an expert in this but I'm just seeing a lot of stuff that's typical of a horse with significant draft input - mutton-withers, downhill build, high-set short cresty neck. Other things I can see - slightly camped under in front (I think...), straightish shoulder. Hard for me to tell much about the hind legs though from these shots.

I'm guessing she's an easy keeper? How dare you have a horse that fat, I'll...come and take her away from you and keep her all to myself
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-12-2012, 01:14 AM
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Is she part Fresian or part Percheron?

her neck is short and wide and of corse, cresty, too. her front legs seem a bit light for all that weight on them. Her shoulder is steep, but that is typical of draft types. She is perfectly charming, though pretty darn "fluffy".
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-12-2012, 01:19 AM
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Tiny, her profile lists her as Canadian Horse, which would be Norman Breton, Andy, Arabian and Barb influence I think? Punks, is that correct? That's what I was basing my critique off
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-12-2012, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks you guys,
Ya Evil she is a Canadian horse and those ancestors are right :P Canadians are the ancestors of Morgans too. So if that helps judge her. I agree with everything you're stating, but what does it all mean? Are they good or bad attributes for which skills?

Thanks so much and yes she is quite fluffy. The vet is helping me work on that :P We've already reduced her feed by 1/3 and she's getting out and exercising more.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-13-2012, 09:39 AM
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she is perfect for what you are doing with her. Enjoy her, she is really pretty.
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xD Thanks!!
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-13-2012, 12:35 PM
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What is really nice about this draft horse is the correct hind leg. So many have been bred for steep croups and sickle hocks. NOT THIS ONE. She is, if anything, a bit straight thru the hock. Her coupling is a tad long and she may be a bit back at the knee. Her point of shoulder to elbow could be a little steeper.

Honestly, I would love to see this horse doing some dressage or a bit of driving. She is really very nice.. and most horses are much happier with a little work to simulate them both physically and mentally.

Very nice horse.
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-13-2012, 12:56 PM
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I don't know much about drafts but judging her as I would any kind of horse I think she is very well balanced & pretty.
How tall is she?
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