Critique Topaz

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    • 1 Post By lilruffian

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        03-16-2013, 09:14 AM
    Critique Topaz

    I tried my best with the photos. My fiance can't hold him still and he can't take pics to save his life.

    What do you think? Any thoughts on breed? He didn't come with any real papers except a coggins that said he's 10 (vet, farrier and trainer say more like 19) and it said Quarter Horse but I don't know. Based on his confo what do you think he would be good at? I'm a blank slate, give me your ideas.
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        03-16-2013, 09:54 PM
    Green Broke
    Looks like a Quarter Horse to me.
    As for confo, he has a decent shoulder angle and though his neck is undermuscled, it is set relatively well
    Short back and appears slightly bumhigh
    Stands under himself, though more photos would help to rule that out...
    Goose-rumped and has a steep slope to the croup
    Hindquarters need muscle
    Again, stands underhimself quite a bit in the back legs aswell
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        03-17-2013, 08:44 PM
    He hasn't been worked at all other than some experimental lounging and walking. I'm getting a trainer out when the weather is warmer to work on schooling him (and me)

    Thank you for the feedback, I'm hoping to get better photos soon but I got excited and wanted to post the ones I had.
        03-17-2013, 08:56 PM
    Hes camped under-- I think it can be fixed with a proper trimming.. he is butt-high, but again I think its from his toes being really long.. id like to see him with a proper trim. :) he does stand wide in the back.. looks like a big ol fella.. pretty too. :)
        03-18-2013, 04:32 PM
    OK, using the conformation tutorial, here are my observations.

    Making the Square, I notice that Topaz is nearly square.
    Body length 3in
    Line 1 1 1/8th
    Line 2 6/8th inch

    Topaz shoulder to humorous is longer, without a protractor and a better sense of math I can't tell more.

    Forearm 3/4th inch
    Cannon 1/2 inch
    Pastern 1/4th inch

    Thoughts on front legs Lengths seems good, percentages good. Angles ok.

    Illium 1 inch
    Femur 7/8th inch
    Pelvis 7/8th inch

    Thoughts: close, so close.

    The photo keeps shrinking


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