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        06-07-2012, 07:07 PM
    Critique Freddie :D

    This is my 12 year old, OTTB, Freddie. I haven't been able to do much work with him in the past, because of study, but now that I have some time I am bringing him back into work. I hope to turn him into a good, sound trail horse (I don't think he would be a good competition horse?). I would like some critique on his conformation and also some tips to bring him back to form :) I know the photos aren't the best, so I am able to take some more if need be :) Thank you :)
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        06-07-2012, 09:45 PM
    I'm no expert, but I'll try and point out what I see.

    I first noticed that his neck looks quite short in relation to his body. His cannon bone look reaaaaaally long, but I'm pretty sure that's more More common in Tbs? I don't like the way his blacklegs connect with his belly, but that's a fault in many TBs I know. He could really use some muscling in his hind end and his topline.

    Other than that, I don't see anything too obvious. What a cute face he has! :)
        06-07-2012, 11:17 PM
    Thank you :) I am working on his muscles atm, lots of hills, trotting, small jumps and backing up in our training :) Here are some more photos, his belly looks HUGE in these, but I can promise you that it is NOT this big and he is up to date with his worming :)
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        06-07-2012, 11:21 PM
    No problem :) His hind looks better in those newer pics, I think you should defo keep up the muscle work, it'll make him look and function better. His lower back legs look close together in that last pic, is he always like that? They look close enough that they might knock each other when moving.

    I must say that I love all the red in his coat, it's a gorgeous colour of bay!
        06-07-2012, 11:44 PM
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    IF you divide him into thirds, he looks fairly balanced to me. Neck is not short, its just not as skinny as some ottb's . He does have a hay belly ;) but you don't want him skinny !!
    Are you standing him on hill by any chance? I like the pic of him trotting , that is cute.
    He is cute.
        06-08-2012, 12:02 AM
    He was going to sleep in the last photo lol, I think that's why his legs are so close together? I also asked him to move him butt a little , but they aren't usually that close together. And thank you, I love the colour of his coat too! It usually looves a lot redder, but he had been rolling in the dust :/ You should see him after a bath, his coat looks more chestnut than bay lol :)

    Thank you Stevenson for your critique :) Yes, he does have a hay belly, Im working on that ;) But I also don't like him to get to the point of too many rib lines as its very hard for him to put the weight back on (trust me, he has no trouble whats so ever after he gets it on lol). And yes we live on a hill, so the ground is slightly un-even. And I like the photo of him trotting too, some days he really works the trot, other days he looks like he is doing some spastic jigg lol :)
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        06-08-2012, 12:03 AM
    Looks* woops lol


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