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    06-10-2012, 09:10 PM
  #1
Weanling
Critique Please :)

I would love it if you guys would critique Lookit. Feel free to tell me what you like about him too, I'm proud of my boy This is just a "for fun" critique as I don't care if he has bad faults. I love him anyway. I hope these photos are okay for a critique (let me know if they aren't any good). The flies were bad so I was having a hard time keeping him square. Oh yeah, and how is he looking weight-wise? I'm trying to get him slimmed down some. Thank you!
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    06-10-2012, 09:47 PM
  #2
Showing
I'm new at this so take it with a grain of salt.

Steep croup, built very level or slightly uphill, slightly pigeon breasted, high set neck, thick but very evenly muscled along the top, may have under muscling (can't tell)

Stands nice and square from the front in the last picture, nice straight legs, steep shoulder angle, I think he's a little posty behind but very nice short pasterns. Lovely shaped head. Would love to see a view from behind.

Does need more topline muscling as he has a very defined wither. How does his saddle fit?

How does he travel under saddle and in pasture?

He's beautiful :)
     
    06-11-2012, 10:18 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
I'm new at this so take it with a grain of salt.

Steep croup, built very level or slightly uphill, slightly pigeon breasted, high set neck, thick but very evenly muscled along the top, may have under muscling (can't tell)

Stands nice and square from the front in the last picture, nice straight legs, steep shoulder angle, I think he's a little posty behind but very nice short pasterns. Lovely shaped head. Would love to see a view from behind.

Does need more topline muscling as he has a very defined wither. How does his saddle fit?

How does he travel under saddle and in pasture?

He's beautiful :)
Yeah, he probably is undermuscled. We're working on that.

If I remember I'll try to get some pictures of his back legs. I just couldn't get his back legs square!

I'm actually shopping for a new saddle right now, his current one doesn't fit. It actually rests on his withers I felt so bad because I didn't know anything about saddle fit so I didn't know anything was wrong with it. We had asked someone if they thought it looked okay back in the fall and they said yes. I felt horrible because I thought it was okay up until a month or two ago when I started thinking it didn't look right.

How does he travel under saddle and in pasture?
I'm not 100% sure what you mean, like how smooth his gaits are? Sorry, novice horse owner here

Thank you for taking your time to respond!
     
    06-11-2012, 06:54 PM
  #4
Weanling
Here are some from behind.
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    06-11-2012, 06:57 PM
  #5
Started
Honostly I see nothing that really stands out that's bad in any way, I think he looks like a great guy and I would want to do jumpers and dressage with this guy! He is adorable! If he goes missing don't look at me!
     
    06-11-2012, 08:34 PM
  #6
Showing
Lol the first picture he's standing wide, the second perfectly straight, and the third narrow xD

He has nice straight legs and his toes are turned out just right.

With some work, he'll be really nice!

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Originally Posted by kittersrox    
How does he travel under saddle and in pasture?
I'm not 100% sure what you mean, like how smooth his gaits are? Sorry, novice horse owner here

Thank you for taking your time to respond!
Yes, how smooth his gaits are, does he throw his head up or is it nice and low, does he have a wide/big step or are they short and choppy etc?

I did notice the slight muscle dystrophy by his wither (which is caused by poor saddle fit) but over time it will get better :)

Also check out this thread (which leads to another FAB thread) on some exercises/stretches you can do with him to help with muscle building and to loosen him up (if he is travelling tightly)
Stretches (and muscle building) for your horse
     
    06-12-2012, 09:47 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar    
Honostly I see nothing that really stands out that's bad in any way, I think he looks like a great guy and I would want to do jumpers and dressage with this guy! He is adorable! If he goes missing don't look at me!
I'm going to have to put a surveillance camera in his pasture lol
     
    06-12-2012, 09:59 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Lol the first picture he's standing wide, the second perfectly straight, and the third narrow xD

He has nice straight legs and his toes are turned out just right.

With some work, he'll be really nice!



Yes, how smooth his gaits are, does he throw his head up or is it nice and low, does he have a wide/big step or are they short and choppy etc?

I did notice the slight muscle dystrophy by his wither (which is caused by poor saddle fit) but over time it will get better :)

Also check out this thread (which leads to another FAB thread) on some exercises/stretches you can do with him to help with muscle building and to loosen him up (if he is travelling tightly)
Stretches (and muscle building) for your horse
I just thought I should probably tell a little more about him. Lookit is a 17 year old pinto gelding. He's 14.2hh. He is used in games, and loves to run...We're working on not running all the time. =P

It depends. When he gets excited he carries his head high. Once he gets more relaxed during the ride he does lower his head some. It's not level, but it's better.

When he's excited he's choppy, but when he's more relaxed it seems like his steps are fairly long. I definitely see improvement from when I first rode him back in October. My first ride his head was straight up like a giraffe, and he felt super choppy. I was having a real hard time not bouncing in the saddle lol.

Thanks, I'll check out that thread! :)
     

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