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post #11 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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I really like his color! I am also a sucker for bald faces ;P
Thank you! Me too! I was surprised he didn't have blue eyes because its common on horses with bald faces but Im really happy with his markings :)
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post #12 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 03:54 AM
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This horse has the body of a pony but the neck and head of a 16 hh horse... very strange looking to me, almost as if you took two different horses and switched their necks! A horse's body length should be in proportionate 3rds: 1/3 hindquarter, 1/3 barrel, 1/3 neck. This horse is 1/2 neck and 1/2 body. Very odd. I also agree he looks shorter than 14.3. A horse can be a height but proportions can make him look shorter still.

I hope you don't mind, I went and drew some lines on the first picture of your boy to help show you his proportions better. The top line shows how level his back is, the bottom line is how long he is and I chopped him into 3 sections like I said should be proportionate above. There is a smaller "nose line" because I realise he is sticking his nose forward. Even if he had his nose on a vertical, his neck is still 1.5x longer than his barrel or his hindquarters.

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These are not exact, I made this on my laptop without a mouse lol. Just a general reference to help you see where he is at. I hope it helps. :)
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post #13 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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I don't mind at all its extreemly helpful! I think the pictures make him look less proportionate then he really is I will take a few others if you don't mind looking at those. Im happy to see his wither is level with his bum because I've had some comments about him looking bum high when the issue is truely in his top line. I also think his larger neck and head cause issues with balance because he has a very high headset naturally.
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post #14 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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so while brushing him I decided to step back and examine the proportions of my lovely pony and I have decided SOMEHOW the pictures of my horse look WARPED! From tail to chest he is about my arms span a little more actually and from nose to chest he is the lenght of the tip of my fingers to my chest.
I took this picture from farther awar with a 5ft5in rider (my sister) You can see his proportions MUCH better!

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post #15 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 06:21 PM
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His front legs look shorter than his back legs. In the pic you just posted, can you see how he almost looks like he's sinking down at the front? Its weird, and he looks bum high in that pic, can you get a photo of him on flat ground to compare? Like on some concrete or something?

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post #16 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 07:12 PM
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I don't mean to be mean but I don't think there is any way that horse is 14.3hh, unless that girl is 7 feet tall, he looks to be more around 14hh
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post #17 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 07:22 PM
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I would definitely like to see more pictures... I agree he looks very odd porportioned in the first pics... but not as extreme in the last you posted. Either way it seems you love your new guy :)
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I would definitely like to see more pictures... I agree he looks very odd porportioned in the first pics... but not as extreme in the last you posted. Either way it seems you love your new guy :)
I do love him.... I had to make a difficult decison and give up on a horse that was too much for me even though confomationaly he was PERFECT and he moved like a dream. Had all the right moves except he was unpredictable (reared and kicked he in the face) and I traded him for Diesel. Best choice I've ever made. Diesel has his faults but he has been helping me regain trust with horses. Which to me makes him worth his weight in gold. Every day with him makes me remember why I started riding in the first place.

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I don't have much to add except thank you for posting pictures in the OP that were square and good to critique from. Many people post pictures that nobody can critique on. Good job and cute pony!
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post #20 of 29 Old 02-27-2012, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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I don't have much to add except thank you for posting pictures in the OP that were square and good to critique from. Many people post pictures that nobody can critique on. Good job and cute pony!
Thank you!!

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