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    08-02-2011, 08:03 AM
Wow. What a brilliant thread. I will be taking confo pics of my two tomorrow and will be back soon after. Can't wait!
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    08-05-2011, 05:55 AM
Green Broke
Such an awesome thread - I keep seeing it and reminding myself to go take a picture!
    08-05-2011, 04:31 PM

This is what i've got.
    10-05-2011, 05:12 AM
This thread is amazing, I'm surprised I never look at it before. I love it and hope no one minds me posting in an old thread. If you ever look here TheLastUnicorn can you check my work?

Jake :

Body Length : 283.2

Scapula : 104.6 px (36.9% Body Length)
Humorous : 77.4 (73.9% Scapula Length)
Scapula Angle : 51.5 degree
Humorous Angle : 35.8 degree
Total Angle : 87.3 Degree

Forearm : 65.1
Cannon : 53.0
Pasturn : 20.6

Hip-Butt : 91.8 (32% Body Length)
Femur : 79.8
Pelvis : 71.6

Back Length : 126 (44% Body Length)
Rib cage length : 142

Neck Length : 162.2 (57% Body Length)

Overall he has decent conformation? His LP is in front of his hip bone, and has in general good proportions of the front legs scapula and humorous length, but has a more closed shoulder angle and narrow hindquarters, though the hip to butt ratio to body is good. But the stifle to buttocks and hip to stifle are small. He has a thick, long neck with a huge head that makes him heavy on the fore, which is the only major flaw with the hip being narrow I can see from the tutorial and this angle of the picture. He seems to have a strong back, and is straight through his front legs, and if I could get him to pose correctly he would be close to the buttocks to hock straight down line. Am I right?

Dutchess :

Body Length : 308

Scapula : 111.8 (36.2%bl)
Humorous : 86.5 (77.4%)
Scapula Angle : 54.4
Humorous Angle : 33.69
Total Angle : 88.09

Forearm : 86
Cannon : 54.2
Pasturn : 28.6

Hip-Butt : 106 (34.4%)
Femur : 79.8
Pelvis : 100.8

Back Length : 145 (47%)
Rib cage length : 149

Neck Length : 175.2 (57%bl)

She is pretty similar to Jake conformational rise other than having a better hindquarter proportion and having her LP closer to her hip bone. What would be considered more important, the LP position or the hip bone proportions?
    10-05-2011, 11:01 AM
HDL, grewt job. Your point of buttock on both horses is too low, and the rib line too long I think. Other than that... Pretty darn good!

H/J... I won't correct this photo since it won't deliver anything close to an accurate reading. Starting with a good photo is critical!
    10-05-2011, 12:00 PM
Alright, thank you TLU. ^-^
    10-10-2011, 08:31 PM
I did this a few months ago with a different pic but I wanted to try again, can someone check my points and please help with measurements, I can't figure out how to use bit ruler or screen protractor.
    10-10-2011, 09:51 PM
Green Broke
Hah...finally did one of Rodeo. This is the best confo pic I have of him at the moment, I have recent ones from a few days ago, but they are at an angle....I wasnt able to do any measurements, as I didnt have anything to measure with, and I am absoutley horrid at math!

Im going through other pics at the moment to see if I can find better confo pics :)

If anyone feels like doing some measurements, and some math feel free to measure him up!

Obviously, as seen in the pic, he is over at the knee. Also, with his one rear leg being rested, angles/measurements are most likely thrown off. Thanks
    10-10-2011, 10:13 PM
Green Broke
Heres a better one(I hope) this one he looks like he is behind at the knee, but I know for a fact that he is over, but then again, he's not quite square either....

Ill have to go out and get some good square pics of the little bugger!! Please keep in mind, that in the first pic I posted, he was only 15months old, and this pic here, he is not quite 18months old.

So Im figuring, proportions are going to be off with 1)having him not square and 2)him being so young.

    10-11-2011, 09:04 PM
Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
I did this a few months ago with a different pic but I wanted to try again, can someone check my points and please help with measurements, I can't figure out how to use bit ruler or screen protractor.
I just did one of my 36ish year old retired quarter/arabian gelding, I think his conformation is pretty bad but I still can't figure out the measurements thing the matter how many times I try...Here is Blue, I'll try to get a shot of Legacy our fat appy tomorrow


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