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    10-16-2011, 01:53 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.
ok, I figured out bit ruler but the screen protractor doesn't open enough to get the shoulder degree. I printed out a protractor and cut it out but I just can't get it to work. Here are my measurements for Bella.
Body Line-6.61
Shoulder 2.72 41%
Humorous 1.78 65%
Forearm 1.7 95%
Cannon 1.31 77%
Pastern .50 38%
Ilium 1.93 29%
Femur 1.9 28%
Pelvis 2.1 31%
Back 2.78 42%
Loin 2.9 104%
Neck 2.79 53%

Does my whither dot look a little too far back? I'm thinking it might be which would change the back and loin measurement slightly.

Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
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

Body Line 10.91
Shoulder 4.51 41%
Humorous 2.75 60%
Forearm 2.53 92%
Cannon 2.04 80%
Pastern .73 35%
Ilium 3.21 29%
Femur 3.58 32%
Pelvis 3.33 30%
Back 5.41 49%
Loin 4.95 91%
Neck 5.57 51%

How does all that look? Off to find a good conformation pic of my chubby long backed appy
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    10-16-2011, 03:37 PM
I haven't yet found an app I like for doing these on my iPad... So I can't help with the measurements... The first mare the wither dot is off, which also makes the shoulder angle (bit ruler will work but you may need to swap angles to get it right). Your shoulder dot may be off too.

On the old fella, his hip dot is too low, which will change the balance of his hindquarter... Really his pelvic length isn't as short and the angle is not as flat as what you currently have.
    10-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Ok, TheLastUnicorn, I have finally taken a better confo pic. I was wondering if you could take a look at it for me. Once I get the all clear I'll do the measurements.
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    10-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Your ribcage line may (or may not... Hard to tell from the photo) be a little long... I have a feeling that the last rib is a bit further ahead than your dot
    10-23-2011, 11:36 PM
Ok thanks TLU - I'll make an adjustment before I measure all her lines and dots, then I'll come back with my summary of her conformation.
    10-24-2011, 12:47 AM
Will someone check my dots before I get to measuring? Thank you!

    10-24-2011, 10:25 AM
The point of wither is about 3mm back (your dot is actually her neck) and point of shoulder needs to move back about 3mm too.

Point of hip goes up about 2mm and back about 2mm, stifle goes back about 2mm (you want to mark the center of the joint)

Everything else looks good
    10-26-2011, 06:35 PM
OK, trying this on my appy now, maybe I have all the dots correct for him lol

Body Line-6.57
Shoulder 2.45 37%
Humerus 1.72 70%
Forearm 1.51 93%
Cannon .98 64%
Pastern .48 48%
Ilium 1.91 29%
Stifle 1.95 29%
Pelvis 2.07 31%
Back 3.40 51%
Lion 3.1 91%
Neck 3.33 50%
    10-26-2011, 08:56 PM
Hip dot is a bit too high... You want it placed at the center of his "hip bump"
    11-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Great tutorial! Curious: what is a sticky?

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