Critique my 3 year old paint horse - The Horse Forum

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 24
• Horses: 2
Critique my 3 year old paint horse

tater1.jpg

tater2.jpg

tater3.jpg

Here is my three year old APHA gelding, his father and mother were both world champion halter horses. He is heavily Impressive bred, and is N\N. I have always enjoyed the disposition of Impressive bred horses and this guy is showing potential for HUS.
Annanoel likes this.
imacooltater is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 04:10 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Posts: 785
• Horses: 4
Dream markings! Ah, would love to have an Arabian with these markings. Beautiful horse! WOW. What is his registered name? Would love to see his pedigree!
JustImagine likes this.

"Every person you will meet will have at least one great quality. Duplicate it and leave the rest." --Clinton Anderson
Annanoel is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 04:49 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: On the golden coast of Michigan
Posts: 918
• Horses: 3
Very nice. However I'd like to see more conformation pics (front and rear). Other than that he looks like a dream!
Annanoel likes this.

For the wretched of the earth there is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
TheAQHAGirl is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 05:09 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
Posts: 785
• Horses: 4
I'm not a conformation expert here, but he does appear to be built VERY well. I can't pick out anything that stands out to me in the blink of an eye. He may just vanish though. ;)

"Every person you will meet will have at least one great quality. Duplicate it and leave the rest." --Clinton Anderson
Annanoel is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 05:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 146
• Horses: 1
He's got pretty good conformation but definitely has a few flaws. Keep in mind this is coming from a hunter/jumper perspective. His neck is a bit short and skinny for my liking, and his back is a long. He looks pretty even in the withers and croup (not downhill or uphill). His croup is a good length with a nice slope to it. In the first picture it looks like he has long/weak gaskins and is sickle hocked, but I don't see it as much in the third picture. He also looks like he could be just a little back at the knee. His pasterns look strong, and I like his shoulder angle.
PreciousPony is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,767
• Horses: 2
I think you might think sickly hocked from the first photo only because he is rocked back slightly. Looking at the third photo, he is not at all sickle hocked.
I think he's a great example of his breed . HIs neck is a bit narrow, and made more so looking by the very large jowls. If you cut his mane in a hunter under saddle look, it will make his neck look larger.

Don't let him learn to carry his head peanut rolling style, tho.
tinyliny is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:09 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
What I like is that he is not overly bodied being so Impressive bred. That being said, he is very upright in angles everywhere and will use a lot of knee. That won't get you far in HUS. The problem with halter breds....is that they are bred with a different conformation that does not lend itself to performance under saddle. If anything, I see him as a western horse and not HUS at all. I happen to like his neck, it ties in a little lower than most halter breds which helps with under saddle performance. I'd like to see a little more bone upfront and he ties in a little under the knee. And ya....he's not sickled hocked at Tiny said. There's a little halter showing trick where you set up the back legs, then rock the horse back (meaning pushing the horse back so the weight is over the hind end) and this is what is shown in the pic.
GotaDunQH is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 146
• Horses: 1
Ohh okay, that would explain why I didn't see it in the third picture then! This english girl learned something new today :)
PreciousPony is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,963
• Horses: 0
nice gelding,agree he looks like more like a western horse than HUS.Depends on his movement but looks like a candidate to try him as an all rounder.I know at our shows we have majority of youth & ammy riders,so that is the type horses you see.Halter & showmanship,trail,wp,hus,horsemanship & EQ all same horse......types of horses I like to see
paintedpastures is online now  
post #10 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,767
• Horses: 2
[QUOTE=GotaDunQH;1904733]What I like is that he is not overly bodied being so Impressive bred. That being said, he is very upright in angles everywhere and will use a lot of knee. That won't get you far in HUS. The problem with halter breds....is that they are bred with a different conformation that does not lend itself to performance under saddle. If anything, I see him as a western horse and not HUS at all. I happen to like his neck, it ties in a little lower than most halter breds which helps with under saddle performance. I'd like to see a little more bone upfront and he ties in a little under the knee. And ya....he's not sickled hocked at Tiny said. There's a little halter showing trick where you set up the back legs, then rock the horse back (meaning pushing the horse back so the weight is over the hind end) and this is what is shown in the pic.[/QUOTE]



Why do they do that?
LeahKathleen likes this.
tinyliny is offline  
Reply

Tags
apha , conformation critique , gelding

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critique: 4 year old Paint horsea Horse Conformation Critique 9 11-26-2012 06:41 PM
Critique 2 year old Paint/TB trail prospect Cocoa Horse Riding Critique 6 08-18-2011 10:07 AM
Please Critique - 5 year old paint mare QHriderKE Horse Riding Critique 3 08-14-2011 02:04 PM
Conformation Critique - Two Year Old Paint Mare EternalSun Horse Riding Critique 8 03-19-2011 03:47 PM
*Pic Heavy*Please critique first horse- 13 year old Paint Gelding LetAGrlShowU Horse Riding Critique 17 07-25-2010 09:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome