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post #1 of 12 Old 03-23-2012, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Critique on my boy?

Ok, so I have a 3/4 TB, 1/4 Danish WB that I picked up last summer... he's rising 15, and I'm hoping to start showing him in some veteran classes this summer on top of the dressage/working hunter we do now. Some feedback on his conformation and how you think he looks for his age in prep for that would be very useful!

One thing - I know he's a bit skinny atm, he's a poor doer and I'm struggling to keep weight on him through the winter despite ad lib haylage and loads of feed, so please don't go calling me cruel, I am trying to get the weight on!

Otherwise please tell me what you think! I know these pics aren't the best for judging conformation, but any pics I take of him atm I feerrassed to show anyone as he is quite skinny... bring on the new grass!

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-23-2012, 11:04 AM
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There really is no way of telling anything about his confirmation unless you get some standstill photos of him squared up from front/back/side. All around he looks well put together, yes he needs weight but he looks healthy. He has a nice coat, long legs, his hooves look to be in good shape, and he has a very kind eye. Gorgeous boy, congrats Hopefully we can see some better pics soon? God Bless.

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There really is no way of telling anything about his confirmation unless you get some standstill photos of him squared up from front/back/side. All around he looks well put together, yes he needs weight but he looks healthy. He has a nice coat, long legs, his hooves look to be in good shape, and he has a very kind eye. Gorgeous boy, congrats Hopefully we can see some better pics soon? God Bless.
Ok, I can take some when I'm up today, but he is skinnier than this at the moment so be prepared... Thanks for the feedback so far!
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-23-2012, 11:42 AM
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Ok, I can take some when I'm up today, but he is skinnier than this at the moment so be prepared... Thanks for the feedback so far!
Don't worry, I am dealing with weight problems on my mare as well at this moment so I understand. I will check back later tonight :)

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post #5 of 12 Old 03-23-2012, 12:13 PM
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Beautiful horse!
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post #6 of 12 Old 03-23-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, so here are the proper photos... tail may possibly be hiding his hocks too much, didn't think about it until afterwards when I looked at the pic again... but anyway, much appreciated in advance!

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-25-2012, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure if I can tell from these photos, but his back seems to have a slight roach to it over the loin area? I'm not sure. His neck could do with more muscle build up on top too - get him doing some nice slow hill work.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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I'm not a great judge of conformation as far as picking things apart but I think with some weight on him he's going to be a good looking boy. I'd like to see more muscle on the top of his neck but overall he seems like a reasonably sturdy guy.
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post #10 of 12 Old 03-25-2012, 07:50 PM
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Definitely needs more muscle on the neck, back, and hindquarters.
+ the weight.
Very very handsome boy!
What's with that lump on his back?

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