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post #1 of 8 Old 05-01-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Rick? Guess his breed and age too!

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So had the vet out today and Rick was in FINE form! LOL! He's finally used to the big old scary man and acted handsomely. Got some shots of him acting lovely and I'd like to see if you guys see anything. I'm still uncertain of his breed and the vet and I are pretty set on his age, what do you think?
He kept turning his head away from me but I got his body pretty straight on in the first shot. He's due for a trim, we're getting ready to roll his toes, finally almost back to normal after being soled out, UGH!

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-01-2012, 04:42 PM
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Not a bad shoulder. Decent neck set and a pretty head.
Front legs look good. Hard to tell, but possibly a little "buck-kneed". Sits back on his pasterns.
Long back.
I slightly sharp slope to his croup, but i personally like his hindquarters.
As for his back legs, they dont seem seriously uncorrect. No severe sickling, nor is he camped out.
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-01-2012, 04:50 PM
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I think he's a very hansome man indeed! You obviously take great care of him, his coat is beautiful!

He's longer in the back than I like, but nothing seriouse. Good topline, nicely porportioned, clean legs with good bone, a nice head and neck- though its a bit high set, clean throatlatch, and nice, deep shoulders. I honestly can't find any glaring faults with him to tell you the truth! He looks like the perfect all-arounder.

My guess would be that he's in his early to mid-teens, though thats a total shot in the dark, but I'm stumped as far as his breed goes! I'm almost seeing some of that ranginess that you usually associate with a mustang, but at the same time I see a dishy head and morgan-type build. Ofcourse both of those aren't uncommon with I really have no clue xD
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-01-2012, 07:57 PM
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he looks pretty mustang to me. or, morgan, maybe.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-02-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!
When I first got him his pasterns didn't look so bad, then he got soled out by a terrible farrier I used once and his feet are still a mess. I've been working with a new farrier that I really love and he should be back to normal soon.
I agree his back is a littllllle long!
As far as his breed and age... He's 5 possibly 6 going from his original owners medical records. The lady I bought him from tried to tell me he was 7 going on 8 which she knew I wanted but then handed me his records and they stated he was 4 in May of 2011 so IDK. Hopefully I'm right and maybe he'll grow another inch, he's only 14.2hh! I agree could be from a mustang, I and my vet lean towards MorganX of some sort but that's pretty unlikely around here. I have his original owners number and just haven't gotten around to contacting her. He sometimes stands parked out and he kind of pedals like a Morgan. His gaits are super smooth and he collects well, just love that neck. I've also never had a horse that grows such a mane and tail! I had to thin it at the bottom the other day because it started dragging the ground and his mane is starting to grow in double on the off side which I love! When he looked at me with those sweet eyes in that nasty lot I couldn't say no! I spoil and fret over him, he's such a doll! Thanks again!

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-02-2012, 09:45 PM
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gorgeous boy! before I read your answer I was going to guess morgan/quarter but I also thought mustang. Sounds like we are all of the same mind on here so we must be close!
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-02-2012, 09:52 PM
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Rick really reminds me of the result of my grandpa breeding a friend's Morgan mare to his QH stud when I was a kid, wonder if there's a pic of her somewhere. But, I honestly think he's a cross between a Cute and a Rotten.

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-05-2012, 01:02 AM
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Id guess an exmoor mix or just exmoor.
His back is a it long for my taste but I dont see anything else that looks too bad. (I dont know much other than the basic confo info. Lol) Hes a cutie.
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