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post #1 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my gelding?

I don't have any great pictures to use for conformation,because I just got a new computer. But these are the most recent side pictures that I have of my horse. He is an AQHA palomino gelding, and he just turned 4 years old this month. He's a little out of shape right now, because he was put out to pasture for the winter.
Anyway! Any conformation critique would be nice. Thank you! :)

Yes, I know that I look like crap. I had just got home after a 10 car ride.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 08:28 PM
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post #3 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 08:29 PM
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I don't see any pictures. Can you post them again?
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post #4 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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I don't see any pictures. Can you post them again?
Sorry! I can link them, but the site isn't letting me post them. Here are the links:
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 08:42 PM
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He is very handsome. You look like a good pair!! I cannot judge him from the pictures, but there appears to be nothing bad about him.

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post #6 of 9 Old 03-18-2013, 09:32 PM
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I'm a little hesitant to try and critique these pictures, because he's sinking into the ground and is on a hill... Take what I say with a grain of salt, I'm not an expert at all and you can get much better critiques from others on this forum, but here it goes.
His pasterns and canons are nice and short, with good angles on his pasterns and nice, straight front legs. His back legs aren't really visible, and added to his feet sinking into the ground I can't say anything. He has a deep girth, a beautifully sloped shoulder, and a nice looking hip, although his croup looks to be pretty steep. His back looks to be long, although I'm not sure, it might just be his high croup. His withers are laid back well, and his neck looks to tie in a bit low. I'm not sure if it's just the really soft ground messing with the way he stands or not, but his feet look a bit funky to me.
Maybe you could stand him on that concrete behind him so he's level, that would definitely give better pictures!
Overall, he's a very, very handsome fellow. I don't see anything bad about him, really. He looks balanced, sturdy, and, to top everything off, his face is adorable!
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I'm not sure if it's just the really soft ground messing with the way he stands or not, but his feet look a bit funky to me.
Thank you! :) His feet need to be trimmed really bad...I couldn't stand him on the concrete, because it's under our cattle feed bin, and some feed had spilled out of it. Every time I took him over there he kept trying to eat the feed, and I didn't want him to touch it. lol
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-19-2013, 09:51 AM
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I think he is a very good looking horse, Love his head.
I feel he is nicely put together and will give you years of service well into his old age, but to keep him sound into his 20's he will need a good farrier.

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post #9 of 9 Old 03-19-2013, 10:57 AM
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I would love to see some true conformation shots of him! One thing....you need a different farrier/trimmer. He has no heel whatsoever....far too much toe and it is putting stress on his pasterns and everything further up the leg.
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