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    05-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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Weanling
Critique My Warmblood?

This is Stoney. He is a Dutch Warmblood X Thoroughbred. He stands about 17hh and is 11. Critique his conformation please? These are the best pictures I could get
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    05-10-2012, 11:18 AM
  #2
Weanling
As well, what do you think of his weight? He used to be unbeleivably skinny, and we've brought up his weight by about 250 pounds. Does he look like he's at a healthy weight now?
     
    05-10-2012, 11:24 AM
  #3
Started
He looks much older than the age you've stated. I think this is primarily because he still needs to pack on some more pounds and get some more muscle tone.
     
    05-10-2012, 11:25 AM
  #4
Weanling
Really? How old would you say he looks? And what muscles do we need to build?
     
    05-10-2012, 11:29 AM
  #5
Started
I would have guessed that he was in his late teens or early twenties by looking at the photos. He needs his entire topline built up (his back, haunches, and neck) as well as more abdominal strength. I'd start with some fairly long, low and easy longeing over some ground poles.
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    05-10-2012, 11:33 AM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks. I'll definitely work on that!

Here's a photo from last winter for comparison... look at those hip bones :/
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    05-10-2012, 12:10 PM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Hailey1203    
Thanks. I'll definitely work on that!

Here's a photo from last winter for comparison... look at those hip bones :/
What would possess you to be riding him at that point of being so underweight?
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    05-10-2012, 12:13 PM
  #8
Weanling
Thats not actually me in the photo, but my trainer told me he would be fine for light riding.
     
    05-10-2012, 12:53 PM
  #9
Weanling
He looks much better compared to that photo. I would get his hoofs trimmed, pack on a few more pounds, and lightly exercise him 3-4 times per week. Then post pics for confirmation! :)
     
    05-10-2012, 01:01 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by RoosHuman    
He looks much better compared to that photo. I would get his hoofs trimmed, pack on a few more pounds, and lightly exercise him 3-4 times per week. Then post pics for confirmation! :)
Thanks :) I moved him to a new barn, where he is actually getting the food he needs. So he is slowly but surely putting on weight. I'll definitely work on building up muscle too.
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