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post #1 of 17 Old 12-15-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Dressage Horse Conformation Critique

Just for fun, here's my precious pony, the flash makes him look slightly possessed haha. It's an older picture I just found it on my computer!!

Let me know as well what you think he is most suited to, conformationally.
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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I'm going to add a popcorn post here, but ****, I adore your Rowan. He is exactly my type of horse. Compact, great shoulder, good bone, strong quarters and lovely length of rein.

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*cough* He has a problem, with that, uh, thing, that's, uh, there-ish. I am sure I heard a vet say that a permanent holiday in the sun, say in Australia, would be the only thing to make him not miserable... I am sure I can arrange something for him down here....
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He is probably conformationally good for hugs and kisses.
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-15-2011, 08:06 PM
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*cough* He has a problem, with that, uh, thing, that's, uh, there-ish. I am sure I heard a vet say that a permanent holiday in the sun, say in Australia, would be the only thing to make him not miserable... I am sure I can arrange something for him down here....
I had dibs on him years ago mate, sorry, get in line!!

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I'll help you kidnap if you let me have a ride?
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I think he is soooo ugly! How can you think he can do dressage???

If you send him to me, I could hide all his horrible deformities!
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GUYS Geesh!!! :P

Here's an older piccy:


I have always found his shoulder to be a bit steep.. and I think his hindlimb is slightly more suited to jumping than dressage.. he also has hi/lo (what horse doesn't) but it isn't very visible from either of this pictures.. straight on you can see it if he's due for the farrier though.


THANK YOU I love my horsey so much and I will be sure to post on here if for some reason living in a box and begging for food doesn't give me enough expendable income to keep him!!

He is very bad at asking for snuggles and cookies - he usually pins his ears and puffs himself up as big as he can go and stomps his feet demanding he be fed and admired. He is happiest when he is surrounded by many women and enjoys smelling and nuzzling their hair.... typical man!!
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A touch steep, but I don't mind that because he is so compact with such strong quarters.
Yes he could certainly jump - but I really like jumping blood and jumping ability in a dressage horse.

I guess I've got my yearling to play with until you go broke and need to ship Rowan to me!

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I loves him... he does seem posty in the back end but makes up for it every where else I LOVE his color.

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