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    06-27-2012, 08:08 AM
Critique his conformation?

I'm going to get better rear and front shots tonight probably, and even though one of his feet are a little out of place in the side one, I likely won't be able to get one half as good on my own. :P He does usually place first in all of his halter classes but I'm looking for some other opinions as well. :)

These pictures were taken last year when he was 5, so he's now *almost* 6. :)
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    06-27-2012, 10:34 AM
From what I can tell he seems to be well muscled in the hind end. Since he's not standing square perfectly square in the profile photo it's hard to judge the leg conformation correctly. He's looks like he might have a little bit of a long back compared to his underside. Also when cut into 3 sections his midsection is much bigger than the shoulders and hindquarters. Overall I'd say he looks pretty nice- but from the pictures it's kinda hard to tell.

Very pretty by the way!
    06-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Forgive me but I have to laugh when some people critique others horses I look and try hard to see exactly what they are seeing and just where people learn to judge conformation.
I have yet to see any horse stand completely square They always have atleast one hind leg forward
Your horse is really nice The one pic is perfect for anyone to critique if they know what they are doing. There is not a single horse out there in this world that has 100% perfect conformation NONE.
I love your palomino she's pretty has a nice build.
And if I hear another sickle hocked over at the knee long back etc etc I going to scream
I will not critique But do enjoy very uch seeing horses that everyone has.

    06-27-2012, 01:40 PM
Green Broke
Nice horse and nicely turned out. Good color.

Neck is set a bit low and the back is a bit long. The angle at the point of shoulder is a bit closed but typical for a Quarterhorse, which I believe this horse to be.

He might be a bit sickle hocked but it is hard to tell in this image.

His feet look long in the toe and low in the heel.. especially the hind feet (called 'slipper footed.' The appearance of being a bit sickle hocked my, in fact, come from the low heels/long toes behind.
    06-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks for all the critique! He definitely is a pretty nice horse, but he has his flaws, as do all horses. :)

I'm guessing the sickle hocked look is coming from his hooves because his leg towards the camera is a bit in front of where it would be when he's squared. And yes, he's a Quarter Horse. :)
    06-27-2012, 01:59 PM
You will get ten different opinions for ten different persons. Only things which are very obvious will be correctly picked out by most viewers, and there are only a very few persons on here that really know something about conformation. Elana is one of them.
    06-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Originally Posted by tinyliny    
you will get ten different opinions for ten different persons. Only things which are very obvious will be correctly picked out by most viewers, and there are only a very few persons on here that really know something about conformation. Elana is one of them.
It definitely seemed like she knew what she was talking about, I would never have noticed half of those things. It is nice having a more in depth analysis/critique done though. :)

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