Critique his conformation?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Critique his conformation?

This is a discussion on Critique his conformation? within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-27-2012, 08:08 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    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. :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-27-2012, 10:34 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    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
      #3
    Weanling
    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.
    JMHO

    TRR
         
        06-27-2012, 01:40 PM
      #4
    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
      #5
    Yearling
    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
      #6
    Super Moderator
    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
      #7
    Yearling
    Quote:
    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. :)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0