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post #1 of 10 Old 12-03-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my Appendix gelding ?

Simon is 11YO , gelding from Alota Gator Bait out of Zippos Classic Gold. He's been out of work for about a year and I just lunged him today. Was wondering what you guys see ? Good and bad.





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post #2 of 10 Old 12-03-2013, 07:21 PM
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He looks much better than the last pictures I saw of him about 6 months ago!

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He's definitely handsome :)

Good:

He has nicely straight, long legs.
Well angled pasterns.
He has a good-looking back and withers.
He has a cute face :)

Definitely looks athletic! :)

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His back is a little dipped.
His neck is rather thin, which can be improved through topline stretches.
He looks like he's a bit camped out, but that could be the way he's standing :)
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That is too nice of a horse to not keep him in work. (but I am sure you had your reasons)
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He looks much better than the last pictures I saw of him about 6 months ago!
We've been working VERY hard! It's so hard to keep weight on him and keep his feet in working condition etc. thank you for noticing !!!
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That is too nice of a horse to not keep him in work. (but I am sure you had your reasons)
He had back to back abscesses which took up half the time and when we resected the hoof wall he had about half a hoof wall left so that had to grow back and get shoes on etc etc .
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Well whatever you have been doing is surely helping! His condition is very nice now and he sure looks like he feels better. How are his hooves doing these days? The back ones are looking good, can't see the fronts though.

Conformation-wise I think he's a decent horse. He is a little light boned but his legs are correct. His back legs might toe out just a touch too much, but its nothing terrible. I can't really comment on his shoulder- in some pictures it looks kind of steep, in others it looks fine. Again, he looks so much better than he did. I'm not sure I would have recognized him!

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you've done very nicely! He looks great.
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Well whatever you have been doing is surely helping! His condition is very nice now and he sure looks like he feels better. How are his hooves doing these days? The back ones are looking good, can't see the fronts though.

Conformation-wise I think he's a decent horse. He is a little light boned but his legs are correct. His back legs might toe out just a touch too much, but its nothing terrible. I can't really comment on his shoulder- in some pictures it looks kind of steep, in others it looks fine. Again, he looks so much better than he did. I'm not sure I would have recognized him!
His feet are doing tons better ! New farrier , supplements , special shoes and a STRICT farrier schedule. Every four weeks ON THE DOT. I'll keep everyone updated when we hit major milestones ! (We're moving soon, AHH!!)
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you've done very nicely! He looks great.
Thank you so much ! I'll keep everyone updated on our progress :)
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