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post #1 of 11 Old 07-01-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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He ain't perfect but he's mine

Here's "Rocky" my trail horse extraordinaire! I ride him 3-4 times a week (30+ Miles) all over NM. When I'm not riding I'm feeding him...hard to keep weight on him!

He might not be a diamond .... but he's no lump of coal!























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post #2 of 11 Old 07-01-2013, 11:04 PM
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He's actually pretty nice.. just needs muscle alone his topline and neck.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-01-2013, 11:44 PM
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God bless your horse. He is stunning.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 06:51 AM
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He's nice. Well marked.
Thin neck and high wither though. Also slightly weak hind quarters, but all the same, not bad ;)
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 07:44 AM
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He looks really nice!!
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 08:09 AM
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Not bad. Looks like a difficult saddle fit. A little sickle hocked but nice low hocks. A little over at the knee (cosmetic). He looks like he has some smooth splints building on his front legs below the knees.

Looks like he could use more weight on top.. but he is really used.

At least you use him. That is just so good!

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post #7 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 08:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum! Good lookin' horse...
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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All,
He has been a tough saddle fit but got one that fits really good now. I've had a lot of trouble to build his top line...it is slowly building up. My daughters a vet and has helped me with feeding and suplements but it is going really slow. My wifes horse would be a butterball if he ate as much as Rocky. He is in good shape though. Most of the other horses are huffin and puffin long after he is done and ready to go.

Thanks for all the replies and Happy Trails!
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 09:07 AM
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Yup, I'd say he needs to build his topline. But honestly, after that he'll be PERFECT! What a handsome boy...
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-02-2013, 10:39 AM
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What a nice boy you have there. Yes, he is slightly over at the knee and I'd like to see a little more weight on him, but given the work he gets, he's in pretty good, lean condition. I do see some saddle marks on him, so saddle fit will be extremely important. Great unshod feed too, considering the number of miles he puts in.

He's really quite a jewel for you.

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