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Not... Im new to this forum and im not really sure how to post pictures or like or comment or anything for that matter! Anyway, id like to know what I can do to improve my horses looks! Conformation wise or mane and tail etc.. He is a 2006 tb gelding. 17 hands. He is my baby and I love him so so much. He makes me feel so safe! He's really calm under saddle and a total love bug! I want to show him but im not sure if I should ahow him english or western or what!? Im kinda new to riding as well so I really need tips! Just let me know if the picture didnt work and ill just repost this or try to get a pic up! Help lol!
Id like to know if basically he's good looking. He's not clean and he's fuzzy lol. Does he look more of an english or western horse.? Also does anything seem odd to you? Like hocks or back or legs? Is he overweight?
this horse has a nearly perfect hind leg. He has a nice shoulder and his neck is set on correctly (neither high nor low). He has plenty of bone and a correct rront leg (not tied in at the knee.. and straight). He has enough rear end to be able to drive him forward and he looks pretty level.
His weakness is his LOOONG back.. and long coupling. This will make it difficult for him to collect and difficult for him to be scopey over jumps. He would benefit from lots of trotting on a long rein up long hills with his rider in a 2 point. This will need to be continued for his life and will vastly improve his ability to collect and use his "ring of muscles."
Nice horse. Really.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
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