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post #1 of 8 Old 04-30-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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For Giggles, What do you think of my gelding?

I know these are not the best shots, but when your all alone, sometimes it is the best that you can do.

So what do you guys think of my gelding? I know he could loose a few pounds. He is 18 yrs old and 14.3hh. As far as his breeding, he is supposed to be a qh/saddlebred mix, but I am not quite sure about the saddlebred part.
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post #2 of 8 Old 04-30-2012, 02:39 PM
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Looks like a good solid little horse to me If he was for sale I'd probably take a look. Looks perfect weight to me, maybe use some topline muscle to help strengthen his back... but really he isn't bad. Love his neck.. looks really hug-able ;)

Handsome little guy you got there.
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He is very cute, but has the tell tale cresty neck and butt pillows of an overweight horse, and those symptoms are often associated with laminitis. Are you taking his weight seriously?
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I think he is a cutie.

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He is very cute, but has the tell tale cresty neck and butt pillows of an overweight horse, and those symptoms are often associated with laminitis. Are you taking his weight seriously?
Really..? His neck didn't look very cresty to me, I took his big butt to be from the QH in him. Maybe I just can't see it.
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I am currently trying to get the extra pounds off of him. Here is what he looked like a month ago (the first pic) when I brought him in from pasture after 4 years. We have come a little ways, but do have a bit more to go. The second picture is what I would like to get him back down to wieght wise. As far as the butt pillows, his behind has always looked like that, even when he was lean and working. His neck does have the fatty crest, and when I first brought him home from pasture, I was worried he had foundered. He checked out ok, so I do beleive that is just alot of fat sitting up there.
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Okay I love this guy he is cute. I don't see Saddlebred really what I see is a QH draft cross. Explains the head the neck and that plumpy butt I love this guy and for being 18 his weight is fine. He is not Overweight what so ever. I wouldnt have him lose the weight as when they get older its hard to keep it on. He's fine!

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all honesty I love this guy. For a 18 year old he is built fine I don't see him as overweight. But what I do see is to me a QH/draft cross explains the head the neck and that plumpy butt. I don't think you should drop any weight off him as he gets older its going to be harder to keep it on. He is fine. I like him!
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