first of all, if he knows how to release himself from the rope, when he steps on it, then he'll be fine. If he doesnt' know, then he will learn. I wouldnt' worry too much about that.
He's real solid. Got great bone in both front and rear legs, a good vertical rear canon and both rear and front are pretty short. His hind end has nice slope to it, which a lot of arabs have a really flat croup. This horse's hind looks more qh horsey, but I like that. His back is short and uphill, his shoulder is not his strongest point, being a bit upright and not as hefty as would look best for him. The arm bone is rather short and elbow a bit tucked in. Does he tuck up his knees ok when jumping?
He has a bit of a teacup muzzle and , to me, a pretty head. I like his build . It has that rugged, "i will stay sound for ages "look.
Yes, he is a rather hefty Arab, and is pretty much in-destructible
When he jumps, his knees are tucked in well enough. Defiantly not the most they could go, but he does tuck alright. DEPENDING on each jump. Sometimes good, sometimes not.
When I first started training him to jump, his kneed hung horribly, but now, they are good enough
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Originally Posted by SilverShadowStable View Post
He looks like an Arab to me, and his fine dry skin is quite noticable in his summer shots which is a traits some Arabs are missing with their meatier profiles. If you mean lacking type by no table top croup, I would not worry about it and he looks like a doing horse, exactly what an Arab is. As for the bigger head, I have one of those in my paddock and there are lots out
There like that. Some are very long headed, but not larger jowled (which they are supposed to be) and they look more off type in the head as a result. For the neck don't worry, Ecaho and Banat ( I think its Banat but some polish sires come to come to my mind as shorter necks) but quite flexible so all is good. How does he carry his neck?
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I don't understand what you are saying about their skin, please enlighten me.
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
He's actually quite typey and you wouldn't miss the Arab in him if you are reasonably familiar with the breed. I like his sire line very well, not into the Egyptians so not familiar with his dam.
While he's not EXOTIC and sea-horsey looking like a more mondern halter horse, he's very much Arabian in his overall look. His neck is balanced, not particularly short and I don't find it thick at all. Actually, I'd like to see more weight on him but that's personal preference, he certainly isn't skinny. I think he's CUTE and probably got more try and do in him than any other 6 breeds.
Hehe, he is full of energy, and willing, very willing.
I am not familiar with his dam or sire, what makes you like his sire line?
You really think he needs some more weight? In all honesty, I thought he was getting a tad
He is the type of Arab I used in my Araloosa breeding program. That type Arab with a bit higher croup, heavier bone, and more substance than more typey Arabs, while obviously having the Arab muscle composition, makes a far better cross on Appys and Quarterhorses than the more typey or exotic Arabs...
The exotic looking Arabs are a beauty to behold, but they look so delicate, like they couldnt handle much. This tank boy is like... a hillbilly arabian horse. He is 'big boned', stubborn, and a mad eating machine. Like most the people around here