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    09-14-2012, 07:05 PM
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Conformation critique on potential horse

This is a 7 yr. OTTB that I'm seriously considering doing a trial period on, he's in a different state so I haven't been able to actually go see him and I'm waiting on video as well as more & hopefully better confirmation pics. But, I'd like to see what everyone thinks of his confirmation, I have a few thoughts but I'm not good at all with being able to identify good vs. bad qualities. My hope is to use him as at least a 3rd level dressage horse. Thanks!
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    09-14-2012, 07:08 PM
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Foal
He looks pretty good, although a tad underweight.
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    09-14-2012, 07:13 PM
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Yearling
He's pretty, I'm unsure about conformation for a dressage horse. I'd want a full PPE, being off the track. He has decent looking legs, maybe a roach back? High withers, but that's pretty standard for TBs.. undermuscled neck. With weight and conditioning I think he's be better.
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    09-14-2012, 07:15 PM
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Yearling
I don't like the angle of his hip either. I personally, wouldn't don't know if I feel he's worth it being out of state.
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    09-14-2012, 08:19 PM
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Green Broke
Needs muscle and weight
Good shoulder
Nice depth of girth
HIgh in the wither but that is very common in TB's
Back is a good length, however somewhat roached
Very long cannons and a bit buck-kneed
I personally like his hindquarters and his back legs look good as well from those photos
     
    09-14-2012, 08:49 PM
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Foal
I would definitely do a full vet check on him since his off the track, which is not the type of horse I was looking for, but there is something about him that I really like. In the future, in terms of soundness how much of a problem would a slightly roached back be as well as buck knees? I know I'm looking at joint issues but not sure about the other qualities?
     
    09-14-2012, 08:55 PM
  #7
Foal
I love his color!! But he really needs some groceries and conditioning. The only thing that really screams at me is his canon bones and front knees.
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    09-14-2012, 11:50 PM
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Are you sure HIM is a HIM? If so, then he's kind of sucked up in the groin area.

I ,too, noticed the long front canons. But, the overall leg is long, too.
     
    09-15-2012, 12:23 AM
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Foal
WOW stunning colour. I agree with everything everyon has said except the shoulder... Personally, I think it looks a bit upright. I'm no expert though. I also think he looks over at the knees.

Despite that, I would go see him just for eye candy :P
     
    09-15-2012, 01:15 AM
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Weanling
Hind leg is a tad too straight. Would have a lot of trouble with the sit needed for 3rd level and higher. But he's got good pelvic length, so some strength there.

His LS joint area has a dip, I'd be concerned as to why. Previous injury, or...? This area needs to be very healthy if you want to overcome his straight hind leg.
     

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