Educate me in conformation - The Horse Forum
  • 2 Post By blue eyed pony
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-27-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,171
• Horses: 5
Educate me in conformation

This is Jack, my 5$ auction rescue. I no nothing about conformation & when & IF I ever add to my heard, I'd like to know what to look for
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Jack confo 1.jpg (60.4 KB, 126 views)
File Type: jpg Jack confo2.jpg (43.2 KB, 118 views)
File Type: jpg Jack confo 3.jpg (55.9 KB, 116 views)
File Type: jpg Jack confo4.jpg (27.9 KB, 115 views)

Cowgirl up!
littrella is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
He's certainly a cutie.
Not a bad shoulder. Neck needs muscling.
Front legs look ok. Pasterns maybe a bit long.
Back is long.
I love his hindquarters.
Hard to really judge his back legs without him standing square, but possibly just a tad sickle-hocked.
Overall, he's not too terribly built.

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
lilruffian is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,568
• Horses: 0
You did good !. he is not sickle hocked, you can tell that from the last pic.
his shoulder and hip angles match. he looks to be a very nice horse. He could use a few groceries but is not in bad shape. why was he dumped for such a low price? You can google confirmation in horses .
stevenson is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,797
• Horses: 4
I disagree, Stevenson. The last pic is what SHOWS that he's a tad sickle hocked. His hock is level with the point of his butt and it still angles forward just a bit from top to bottom. That's a sickle hock. Not a bad one though.

Really, his faults are all fairly minor, bar the long back which won't affect him unless you want to do high level collection or put a heavy rider on him. I like him, you did really well.
lilruffian and Chiilaa like this.

blue eyed pony is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,171
• Horses: 5
Thanks everybody! I've had him for almost 2 years now. He's 4 now & when I got him, the vet didn't think I could save him. He only weighed 500 pounds. The farrier has told me that he's toe'd in on the back but not bad. We're working on ground work & hoping that he'll make a good trail horse

Cowgirl up!
littrella is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,058
• Horses: 2
HIs front right knee or leg looks odd in the photo, but I think that might just be the photo. HIs back is on the long side, his hip is great, nice short rear canons, I see mild sickle hocked but really mild. Actually, he's a very nice looking fellow. What a steal!
tinyliny is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Educate me on western saddle & fit please? AKBarbWire Horse Tack and Equipment 1 09-15-2011 04:21 PM
Educate me...PLEASE DubyaS6 Horse Health 8 06-25-2011 01:26 PM
Colour experts, help educate me? lblagden Horse Colors and Genetics 10 05-14-2011 08:38 PM
Protective Front Boots? Please educate me Velvetgrace Horse Tack and Equipment 5 08-06-2009 09:52 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome