Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Conformation help for a possible buy
I looked at a horse today and liked him, but he's quite underweight and I'm having difficult judging his conformation.
I don't want to post his picture on a public forum, as he is not mine, but would anyone be open to letting me message them with a link to the pics, and could give me a bit of advice?
As I said, he's is quite skinny. The owner has only had him for two months, and apparently he has put on a fair amount of weight over time, rain scald is almost gone etc. I think she's telling the truth as all her horses besides him were in excellent condition, and while he is thin, he is obviously being brushed regularly and is shiny. So I want to ask...
Is his conformation okay (or have potential to be okay once he puts on weight)?
If I work on his topline will his back fill in better?
Also, does he look his age (14)? I'm a bit worried he's older than she claims.
I would really appreciate this.