Originally Posted by Aestival Morgans
I uploaded two photos one of my Black Stud that is 15.2 hands and one of a brown mare I have that is 15.1 hands. I know my requirements of what I am looking for when it comes to conformation, but I want to know more about the quarter horse breed. I have tried to talk to people locally, about conformation, but to no avail (I don't think they know quite what they are looking for). And I have done a ton of internet reading about quarter horse conformation. I want an honest and ADULT conversation about this. I know when breed to breed conversations arise some feelings can get in the way of honesty and reality. So critique away as if there were two quarters at a sale you were bidding on. Oh and he bites cows like a border collie. Sorry had to throw that in there.
Well, because these are Morgans, but I am supposed to look at this as if I was looking at QHs...which means I'm looking for type (no matter what the breed is), it would be the black stud hands down. As he shows the classic type of a Morgan. He is extremely typey and I like him ALOT. The brown mare shows "outside" influence of another style, a modern style...that is not classic to the breed. She's more ASB or Arab looking...longer in the body, more swan like neck, much
flatter croup (all characteristic more towards ASB and Arabian). Relate this to QH's and what you have is comparing a shorter, stockier, short cannon boned, shorter backed QH...to a taller, reedier, longer bodied, plainer headed Appendix with heavy TB influence. (which in QH terms would relate to be more TB looking.)