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post #1 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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heres my new horse named ross hes 5 years old 16+hh AQHA. I got him for my 21st bday from my friend. i would like to hear what you guys think. this is the first time i have handled him :} i have owned him for to days and met him twice.

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post #2 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 02:51 AM
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Wow, he's stunning!

There are a few things I noted, so I'll go ahead and just throw them out. His neck ties in pretty low. He is defiantly proportioned weird in the back- as if his wither placement should be further forward. Sickle hocked and his back pasterns seem pretty upright, while all of them seem a little too short. His croup is also very sloped which gives him a low set tail.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 08:28 AM
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I like his top line other than the sloped croup. He has withers that carry nicely into his back and a very short back and strong coupling. His point of shoulder is low and his shoulder is a bit steep in addition to the things you have noted. Steep pasterns behind are not as serious as steep pasterns in front. Hinds carry 40% of the weight.. fronts 60%
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post #4 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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over all do yall think his ok? mostly i will be useing him for trail riding/bumming around/maybe ssssoooooome jumping.. maybe. he is Western Pleasure trained so i might try some of that as well
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What a nice B-day present!
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post #6 of 15 Old 01-26-2014, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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What a nice B-day present!
thank you :} i cant wait till i can get some muscle on him and get rid of the fat
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post #7 of 15 Old 01-27-2014, 11:52 AM
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I love this guy....everything about him. He's extremely well balanced, LOVE where his neck ties in, I find nothing wrong with where his withers are...pretty darn perfect for a pleasure horse to have a nice break at the wither and flatten the neck right out. Love the back length and deep heart girth, nice roomy hocks with a great set that line up pretty well with his knees. He may be a bit steep in the croup but he has a gorgeous hip so it all works well.
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-27-2014, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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thank you :) i think this is the prettiest horse i have ever had out of of four horses ross is better built now lets hope i can handle this little or big booger head lolol
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post #9 of 15 Old 01-27-2014, 12:09 PM
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What a generous friend you have! ;D I don't do confo critiques (*cough* BecauseISuckAtThem *cough*) But just wanted to say that he's lovely! (:

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-27-2014, 12:53 PM
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All I see is a steep shoulder and maybe tied in at the knee a bit, but other than that he is lovely! Very good looking boy, has such a soft eye, bet he's a lover not a fighter lol
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