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post #1 of 46 Old 04-02-2014, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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conformation of potential horse

I am looking for an allrounder mostly eventing and competetive trail what do you think of this guys conformation

2009 16.2 hand AQHA
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post #2 of 46 Old 04-02-2014, 11:04 PM
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this looks like a show bred horse.
I am sorry, but beyond the gorgeous color, I do not see this as a sturdy horse for running across country (eventing). as for competitive trail, brains and temperament matter more than conformation.

this horse has long legs, light on bone, weak gaskins, stands under himself in front, is pigeon chested , has a small hip , a hint of roaching in front of the SI area. not my cup of tea.
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Ick is all I can really say. His overall conformation is very weak and, with his shoulder being upright, his neck tying in so low, and the angles in his entire front end, I imagine he would struggle to get his knees up enough to not be a danger over fences.

Upright shoulder, low neck tie in, light bones, long back, roach back, flat croup, straight stifle, probably clubby on the left front...and he stands drawn up as if he were in pain.

I'd keep looking elsewhere.

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I agree with the posters above. How old is he? In addition to the comments already made he also has something odd going on with his coupling, quite a flat croup and he has a short hip and is slightly post legged. I would keep looking.
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I don't care for his conformation either.
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I have a soft spot for quarters and paints! But unfortunately, like the above posters have said this guy won't be your eventing prospect.

If you are looking specifically for a quarter horse though, don't give up yet! I do training, and entry level eventing with my paint!

I was drawn to horses as if they were magnets. It was in my blood. I must have inherited a genetic proclivity toward the equine species.
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He is 4 going to be 5 this year
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Wow! I thought he was maybe 2! Very immature looking on top of all his structure issues.
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Wow! I thought he was maybe 2! Very immature looking on top of all his structure issues.
In These pictures he was 2-3(showing)
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