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post #1 of 12 Old 05-27-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Luca! :)

I have been fattening Luca up and building his top line. He used to be REALLY butt high (AS A 5 YEAR OLD ) and was all skinny. So...how is his confirmation, be as "mean" as you can!
And also, what do you guys think he would be good for, like, which discipline/s? I really want to know your opinions!
Thanks!
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^ a tiny bit on a slope here, making his butt look a TINY bit higher than it is
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^not on a slope (with front boots on) his neck is so thin! That was a little while ago, please judge his muscling by the first pic
Maybe they're not the best confo pics....sorry if they aren't...but yeah, how's his conformation and what discipline do YOU think he would do well in? Btw, he's a 6yo Standardbred gelding, 16hh.


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post #2 of 12 Old 05-27-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-27-2013, 11:40 PM
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He honestly looks good. I like his overall build (and his neck fits his body)
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-27-2013, 11:53 PM
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Luca looks awesome, I could nitpick on little things but he's so gorgeous I won't do it. Nice horse!
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-28-2013, 12:24 AM
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A little posty in the back legs and maybe sickle hocked? But I love him! How gorgeous!
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-28-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
I'm actually pretty amazed how much Luca has changed! He used to be jug-headed, butt high, ewe necked etc...

What discipline/s do you think he'd be good at? Just some opinions!
I'll probably be doing some Pony Club and lower level jumping. Would Luca be good for that?


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post #7 of 12 Old 05-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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I can see him doing fine in any lower level discipline. I'm not experienced enough to tell you more, unfortunately.

He would look lovely in hunters though
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And would he be good for in-hand shows (I'd enter the ones especially for Stamdardbreds and maybe some all-breed ones?) ?


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He is a nice horse with a lot of promise, he does look weak in the neck which is making his head look bigger then it is. He has not got any real real topline - yet! But it is building. Weight wise he is spot on, he just needs to work correctly and build more topline and muscle :)

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-28-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
I have been doing some small jumps (60cm) and I'm now working on controlled cantering.


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