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post #1 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Critique This Mutt Pony

So, hopefully you guys can look past the obvious obesity (he is a reverse rescue - came to us severely obese instead of underweight!) and see what you can find on this lovely little gelding.

He's 14hh and we're unsure of breeding, but I'm assuming a lot of welsh.
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 12:36 PM
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Nice looking pony, nice head.
He is overweight and has a cresty neck so he does need to lose weight.
His legs look strong and solid to me, hard to see his hoofs but the rf looks a little low on the heel.
His rear is sloping at the back, maybe a little short backed (he is a pony) but I do like him and think he could be a lovely doing horse.
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post #4 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 01:10 PM
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Im going to be honest i know just bout nothing when it comes to confirmation. Because i dont care much for that kind of stuff, bt it looks like his back is like, idk short? not height but length..like his neck kind of goes too long, and his withers are far back...it could be because of the over weight thing though, aside from that, pretty colors and looks like a nice boy :)

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post #5 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 01:41 PM
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looks like a Welsh / Arab cross. other than being slightly straight through the hocks, he's got really, really nice confo. when you take off the fat, you will have a really nice riding horse. his neck and head are gorgeous. I look forward to more photos.
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Abstang, ponies do tend to have shorter backs, generally speaking.

He's a real charmer, OP! ;)
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post #7 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 03:53 PM
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He looks pretty cute. :) A bit overweight I think from the neck.
But I'd like to see more shots!

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Obese....yes!
Very pretty... yes, yes!!
Little straight behind and I like what looks like a short strong back.
A diet and some weight lost he is going to be stunning... yes, yes, YES!!
Can't wait for the "transformation" pictures. You will post them...yes please?

Nice pony....

What "breed" ...

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post #9 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 06:19 PM
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He'll look better with less weight on him
He is short back - a lot of Welsh C's and D's are short backed so he could well have a lot of welsh blood in him crossed with a paint maybe
The downside of the short back is fitting a saddle if the rider is on the larger/tall side of average for the height of the pony

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post #10 of 12 Old 02-17-2017, 07:37 PM
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Get a critique when his weight is better. Unfortunately short of "cute face" it's hard to say anything accurate atm as he's SO huge. When you can see body shape you can critique it better :)
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