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    05-27-2012, 03:42 PM
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
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    05-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Green Broke
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.
    05-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Green Broke
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 .
    05-28-2012, 09:55 PM
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.
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    05-28-2012, 10:42 PM
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
    05-28-2012, 10:51 PM
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!

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