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post #71 of 80 Old 04-23-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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OK, so lets focus on the stockier type horses.
What do you look for in the stockier type horse?

shorter
flank almost as wide as the heart girth
stocky
Good stout bones with large (in proportion to the body) hooves
Short cannon bones (both on front and back)
big barrel?
short hips that my or not be a touch higher then the withers
longish hocks
thicker, short, neck that's a tad bit more upright?
flat forehead
wide set eyes
short ears
clean throat latch that ties into the neck clean and smooth
short back with pronounced withers?
broad chest

Is this right? Anything else that is extremely different then a WP & halter horse?

Thanks!
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post #72 of 80 Old 04-23-2012, 11:59 PM
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Here is my mum's QH gelding.
Pictured here at 4, he is a paddock pony recovering from health related problems..
His sire is Mytee Obvious Te and Dam Cool doll by Ima Cool Seeker.
He's out of work, fat and living life being a horse!

He's 6 now.





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post #73 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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OK, I will check it out.

Thanks,
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post #74 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, I will check it out...
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post #75 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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He's is fat! lol... To bad he has to be retired at 6!

Are his pasterns well set?
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post #76 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 12:58 PM
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The official AQHA website has a lot about QH confo.

It also varies if you have a gelding or a mare/stallion, because mares and studs are breeding animals, and should have good conformation, but geldings are pretty much solely working animals, so they need to have good confo that supports a good ride and doesn't affect their riding or athletic ability, if that makes any sense.
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post #77 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 04:54 PM
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OK, so lets focus on the stockier type horses.
What do you look for in the stockier type horse?

shorter - most are shorter
flank almost as wide as the heart girth-deep heart girth is desired
stocky-the right stockiness without being coarse
Good stout bones with large (in proportion to the body) hooves-bone and hooves proportioned to the rest of the horse
Short cannon bones (both on front and back)-yes
big barrel?-rounder barrelled
short hips that my or not be a touch higher then the withers-short hips???
longish hocks-long hocks???? You want a lower set hock
thicker, short, neck that's a tad bit more upright?NO NEVER
flat forehead-yes
wide set eyes-yes
short ears-yes
clean throat latch that ties into the neck clean and smooth-yes
short back with pronounced withers?-shorter back with a laid back wither
broad chest-yes, as long as the horse is not base narrow

Is this right? Anything else that is extremely different then a WP & halter horse?

Thanks!
My answers are in bold....but I look for alot of those things no matter what style QH it is.
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post #78 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 06:48 PM
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He's is fat! lol... To bad he has to be retired at 6!

Are his pasterns well set?
I will say he's not that fat now.. few kgs off! Should get new pictures!

No idea, other then he is a lovely boy to have around!
He's not retired just healing, he's mostly fine now and is going to the trainer soon to see how he goes.

It was his feet that caused the problem, taken a long time to fix, full care place my mum had him at and they neglected him..
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post #79 of 80 Old 04-24-2012, 10:49 PM
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Nice thread. My girl is great, great grandaughter of Impressive. Double negative for HYPP.
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post #80 of 80 Old 04-25-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Show some pictures of her! I like seeing what good quarter horses look like so I can look at what I should look for in a Quarter horse.

The more I learn of them the better I like them! They're "my kinda style" :)
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