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post #1 of 28 Old 08-14-2014, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Nick: 16.2 QH gelding

This is my sister's gelding, Nick.

He's 8 years old. 16.2 hh gelding.

The pictures aren't perfect but I figured I'd give it a go.

He's her 4H horse. She was practicing in her show outfit and I figured I'd snap a few pictures.





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post #2 of 28 Old 08-14-2014, 12:41 PM
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From what I can see he is a bit upright in the shoulder and hocks. His longish neck balances okay with his slightly long back, but he is under-powered in the hindquarters for his size.

He is in good condition, but he shows signs of maybe developing a bit of a swayback. It could also just be the angle of the photo, shadows or whatnot. Nice and clean through the legs, got a good foundation. Only complaint is he's a little upright in the pasterns.
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From what I can see he is a bit upright in the shoulder and hocks. His longish neck balances okay with his slightly long back, but he is under-powered in the hindquarters for his size.

He is in good condition, but he shows signs of maybe developing a bit of a swayback. It could also just be the angle of the photo, shadows or whatnot. Nice and clean through the legs, got a good foundation. Only complaint is he's a little upright in the pasterns.
Thank you. In regard to his neck length, he's bred western pleasure (he's a Gucci baby if that means anything) and I heard they breed for longer necks?
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I'm not familiar with the Pleasure QH lineages, but I could tell right away he is the Western Pleasure type... so they must be doing something right! ;)

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Yes Gucci babies do tend to have longer necks. Over all he is a decent looking man, I see his build a lot in the show pen.
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he is cute. Is your sister tall ? He does not look all that tall in the photo 16.2 is a really tall horse. He looks lopsided in the photo from the rear but that could be camera angle.
Also his rt front looks off . Could be how he is shod, hoof angle.
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he is cute. Is your sister tall ? He does not look all that tall in the photo 16.2 is a really tall horse. He looks lopsided in the photo from the rear but that could be camera angle.
Also his rt front looks off . Could be how he is shod, hoof angle.
She is very much not tall.

We haven't officially measured him. He's a very big horse for sure, but I'm not sure if 16.2 is quite right.

I only say 16.2 because her 4H leader told us that's how big she thought he was.
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Yeah, looking at that picture, she does look quite tall. She wasn't standing directly in front of him though - more toward the camera. She actually comes up to the middle of his barrel

I am 5'4 and am eye level with the lowest point in his back. And she's 4' something.

Ah, pictures...they are tricky.
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yes pics are tricky ;) . Since one hand high is four inches then to be 16.2 that is 66 inches tall at the wither 5 ft 4 " tall at the withers .
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yes pics are tricky ;) . Since one hand high is four inches then to be 16.2 that is 66 inches tall at the wither 5 ft 4 " tall at the withers .
Wouldn't that be 5'6" at the withers?

16.2hh x 4" = 66"
66" / 12" = 5'6" (12 x 5 = 60)
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