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post #1 of 10 Old 11-14-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Critique: 4 year old Paint

This is my 4 year old Paint gelding Cosmo! He is 15.2 and such a sweet boy. What do you guys think of him??? Do you think he will be a good all around horse, because I do eveything from jumping to western pleasure. He is an awesome horse, I've been riding him all summer taking him on trails and he is perfect; he goes through water, has smooth gaits, and not too hyper or spookish, but not dead either. :) Thank you!!! Also one othr thing, he has 2 very blue eyes. Does this mean he doesn't have good eyesight? I have noticed him squint a lot, but I'm not sure if that could be a possibility.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-14-2012, 11:57 AM
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First off - HOLY BUM!
His shoulder is just a tad upright
Could use more depth through his girth. his shoulder & chest look quite small in comparison to his hindquarters
As for his front legs, there is something minorly off about them. I almost want to say he is back at the knee, but perhaps someone else can point out what i am seeing...
Back is only a little long and he appears to be bum high
Again, very developed hindquarters!
Back legs are slightly sickle-hocked but i dont think to any severe degree

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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This isnt 'useful', but.. I love his color.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-14-2012, 07:02 PM
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Probably not bad.. but the photos are not helping him. Looks like QH halter horse butt.. and seems a decent shoulder in the standing photos. Looks short strided in the trotting photo but he might be in the midst of a transition up or down.

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post #5 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Haha thanks ponies, and Elana and lil! :)

Do you think he would be a good jumper when he gets a little older because he does have a nice rear end? I'm wondering what discipline he would be best at. He loves everything, I just want something he can really stand out with.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Heres a not too great pic of us jumping, I haven't done too much jumping with him because he is only 4 still. (And please don't nag about the helmet thing. I'm an adult and can make my own decisions and I chose not to wear a helmet that day. Also he is wearing back boots, he has a cut on his front leg that I didn't want to open up with putting boots on him.)
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Your question about his blue eyes, is that they are more sensitive to light, my mare has 1/2 a blue eye and she squints on very sunny days. I know plenty of horses with blue eyes who have perfect vision. He is handsome btw!

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, yeah he always squints when its bright out. It makes him look sleepy all the time so thats his nickname now. My friend said I should keep a fly mask on him too and that should help him out a little. I almost wish they made horsie sunglasses lol.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 06:37 PM
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he's really cute! :)
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM
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Just a side note regarding his eyes. Id get him a UV protected flymask to protect his eyesight on bright sunny days.
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