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critique 6 year old Apha gelding please!

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        03-26-2013, 06:05 PM
    I'm new to this, but I'll give it a go! I don't really have anything negative to say. I love the way his rump is shaped in those top photos. I'm a sucker for a good butt! Haha! And I think he filled out very nicely with nice muscle definition. His shoulders seem to have a good angle and his chest is well built from what I can see. I'm curious though... is he a sorrel or brown? The top photos look like he's brown, but that last one he has a redish hue. He's a gorgeous horse though!!!
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        03-27-2013, 09:33 AM
    Thank you! He is definitely a sorrel. I always liked bay horses before I had him. Now I love the reds!!
        03-27-2013, 12:12 PM
    That's a nice looking horse! I don't see where he needs any more weight.
    You don't want to see ribs but it sure is no crime to be able to feel one without your fingers disappearing into the flesh.
    He looks really good to me!
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        03-27-2013, 12:15 PM
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    I recognize your barn!
        03-27-2013, 03:27 PM
    Thanks, everyone! @taffy clayton, I love it there!
        03-27-2013, 03:48 PM
    He looks a bit straight through the hock/post legged :)
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        03-27-2013, 05:22 PM
    Originally Posted by toto    
    I think he looked good then-- why operation weight gain?

    My thoughts also . So many horses are thought to be normal but are actually overweight. I thought the "before" pic looked fine.
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        03-27-2013, 06:49 PM
    I agree on the slightly too straight hocks. Ideally I'd like a longer neck, cleaner throatlatch, and a little more angle on the shoulder. Could just be the picture angles, but he may toe out just a touch? That said, he's a very attractive horse who is fairly balanced with a gorgeous hip and a kind eye to bring the whole package together. Looks to be in good flesh with just the right amount of muscle tone. I would expect him to place in mid level Halter shows, and probably clean up at lower level open shows.

    Lucky you to have the opportunity to work with such an adorable and willing horse! He's one I'd definitely want to take a look at.
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        03-27-2013, 08:15 PM
    Originally Posted by MelissaAnn    
    thank you! He is definitely a sorrel. I always liked bay horses before I had him. Now I love the reds!!
    I felt the same way before I bought my Cajun. In fact I wanted anything but a sorrel because they seem so common, but now I adore them! Lol my guy shines like a copper penny when he's all cleaned up!
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        03-27-2013, 08:19 PM
    I agree with the other posters, but I would also like to see more of a built topline on him too.

    Pretty boy.
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