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post #11 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:55 PM
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Gorgeous! Can't wait for that neck to fill out. He's just stunning.
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post #12 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 09:57 PM
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I like the look of him. Do you sweat his throat latch/neck? If so, maybe lighten up a bit on that to allow his neck to fill in some. How are his hooves? It's difficult to tell from the pictures, but it looks like he may have some underrun heels? He's a very pretty boy, I hope my colt looks like him when he reaches that age. I'd be really interested in seeing pics of his feet, though. :)
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-20-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input! I don't sweat his neck, it is naturally like that! It has filled in some since these pics were taken in July. Looking at his parents he should fill out and muscle up nicely. The vet seems to think he is a late bloomer! He has small feet and I will try and get some pics of his front and hind end. He does have a blemish on his front Pastern, it's a weird bump, it's never bothered him and he has never been lame.
I bought him for his disposition vs performing a certain discipline. The trainers at my barn have suggested HUS, although I most likely will not be showing anytime soon. He has been a fabulous trail horse, very brave and level headed! Can't wait for warmer weather and lots of riding!
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post #14 of 17 Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 AM
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Smile he's a looker

Hs is a very handsome boy!! if i had to complain i would like his neck to be a bit thicker. He is younge yet. Is small for being impresive breed. i had a mare Susie Too Impressive that resimbles this fella and she was the best horse i ever owned. Not as big as most impressive breed but made up for it, honest, nice to look at, could through anything on her or around her.. Should've never got rid of her
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-21-2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by GotaDunQH View Post
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 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?
They do it in an effort to make the hip look bigger and "hang over" the hocks.
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 AM
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Nice horse. Shoulder is a bit steep but he is nice (taking into consideration that he is also 3 years old, so will look a bit different in another year).

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post #17 of 17 Old 02-21-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Impressive bred

I have another horse who is heavily Impressive bred, I have had him for over to twenty years and he has been the greatest all around horse. I got him as a two year old and the similarities between him at three and Tate at three are amazing. Hopefully, Tate will fill out like Beau. Beau competed in pleasure (we were terrible) western riding (one of his best events) barrels (he was fast) reining, goat tying, HUS, showmanship and Halter (he was grand champion one year) team penning (not a cow horse), and I have put thousands of miles on him just trail riding.
Here is a pic of him, not great, he is standing funny. I think this photo was in honor of his 20th birthday!
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