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post #1 of 12 Old 11-25-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Critique of my two stock horses

What do you all think of my two? I will apologize in advance that these aren't the best conformation pictures!

First up, Ellie or "Kiss My Grand Fanalee", a 4.5 year old APHA mare. 14.3 hands tall and just started under saddle this last year.






Next, Sampson or "Little Fat Dazzler", an 11 year old AQHA gelding. 15.1 hands.


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post #2 of 12 Old 11-25-2012, 05:56 PM
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I like the shoulder on the first
She also has good depth through her girth area
Nothing severely wrong with her front legs. Possibly standing a little under herself
Back is a fair length
Slightly bum high from those photos
Steep slope to the croup but otherwise hindquarters that should develope well
A tad posty in the back legs

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-25-2012, 05:56 PM
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Sorry forgot the 2nd horse

Again, nice shoulder
Lots of depth through his girth
Possibly a little buck-kneed but not too sure..
Back is borderline long but not terrible
Slightly roach-backed, but that could be fixed with more muscling along his topline
High in the wither, but that is comming in TB's
Very Thoroughbred-y hindquarters (not necessarily a bad thing_ just need muscle
Hard to judge acurately without him standing perfectly square, but he is either posty in the back legs or ever-so-slightly sickle-hocked

All in all, they are both relatively well-built horses with some minor flaws

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-27-2012, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I know they aren't perfect and I had kind of noticed some of the things that you pointed out. I am trying to get better at this whole conformation thing

Anyone else? I love them both no matter what you say about them!
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I really like the first horse. Great shoulder, balanced, very pretty. Neck looks a tad short and butt looks a bit high.
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Second ones nice too, just skinny.
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-28-2012, 11:55 AM
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No critique from me but I like Sampson's "smut spots". Different!
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-30-2012, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks New Image! I get a lot of questions on what breed he is and they are shocked when I say AQHA.

Howrsegirl, he does look skinny in those pics, but he really wasn't that bad. Plus this is when I had just gotten him. Believe me, he has gained a lot of weight. Almost to the point where I am ashamed
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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if i was buying.your second one is the one i would want.11 year old if i remember correctly. and not to skinny either.looks like he or she..cant remember that either..lol..but that that horse is just in good riding shape.after a whole summer of riding and training i want all mine to look about that way.they come off of winter fat..and sassy..then after a spring summer and fall there just sassy.now matter how much feed your pour into them..there both great.no weaknesses for normal riding. the only bad horse is one you cant ride.or one with three legs.. cheaper on shoes. but still a very hard trot to handle..lol..ride safe everyone...
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-07-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else? I am curious what people have to say. Especially about my mare as I will be breeding her in the spring.
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