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        01-20-2013, 10:35 PM
    He would look more his age if he were in better shape- I'm assuming he was not worked much before you got him.
    He's a pretty sturdy- looking boy, I think that once you get some muscle on him and he's healthier (and not in his winter fuzzies) he will be a good looking boy!
    He seems to have some pretty typical qh conformation. Do you know what his breeding is, by chance? He has very short pasterns that are pretty post-y, with very round hocks and nice short canon bones. His front legs look nice and straight to me, and I'm not sure if his back legs are sickle hocked or just straight... You'll have to wait for a more knowledgeable user to tell you more about that
    He has a nice deep girth, with what looks to me like a good-sized rib cage.
    I actually like his shoulder, it's a good size and balanced with the rest of his body pretty well, although it is kind of steep. He has high withers and is downhill, with a nice length of back and a high, steep croup with a possibly high-ish tail set. His neck may be a tad short and MAYBE set on a bit low, bit it's a well-shaped neck, although it could use some muscling- I like it!
    PLUS he has a cute little doll face, although he looks like he's saying 'seriously, mom, I'd rather nap...' in this picture, lol.
    I'd love to see some progress pictures as you work with him, I think with muscles and a good solid top line he'll be handsome as heck. I'm betting that he has a great stop on him, do you think reining is in his future?
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        01-21-2013, 04:26 PM
    He's got a lot of halter horse in him, I was told. I don't have a picture of his dam but she was a well built unregistered breeding stock paint ( unfortunately didn't pass on any colour!) and his sire was Te Little Kid (?) I think that's how you spell it. I didn't approve of the breeding, but seeing how he only cost us 500 dollars, we took him in. Owner said he couldn't afford all of his horses, so he was selling him. He's happily in a small boarding facility where he gets leased as a beginner horse about once every week, and that pays for his boarding. Unfortunately I'm going to have to delve into my emergency supplies to take care of him 'till his wound heals.

    Edit: Sorry, confused the sires, lol. Meant, Kid Clu, not his son Te Little Kid. Either way I don't approve, lol.
        01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
    Nice horse, more muscle would help. I agree with Horsecents1997

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