Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: The Emerald Isle IRELAND <3
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Nonsense! Im no expert but you can see conformation well enough to critique from these pics if you have any sort of an eye. You don't need a horse square to get a rough idea of the conformation In fact out showing judges often out showing judges prefer them not square they ask for the 2 legs nearest them to be closer together than the 2 further away legs so that they can see all four legs. I feel that even though the conformation turitol (sorry for spelling :/ ) even though its perfectly good and all that is just not the way conformation was meant to be judged. How did they tell if a horse had good conformation or not before computors were invented? They studied the structor of a horses body they found out what parts did what and what shape they should be to be used to there full potential. They combined that knowledge with what shapes were pleasing to the eye and that's how they judged conformation. They used there knowledge and that's how they judged conformation. Now im no expert I know and corect me on any mistakes but this is what I see in this horse...
rite my critique... His back is very straight, flat and high think he has a slight roach back (but not sure), he could have more bone, his whole hind end is very weak ( to mee), his shoulder looks strong but could have a better angle (for movement ), he's got a good lenght of reign (neck lenght) and know I love face but not especially from d side (but im very picky and love pony heads but he is a horse so I need to tune in to their type of head) like his colour and his markings but you should get some copper for his feed and he will richen so much ( I tink) :) I also wonder if once his back is done it may help him improve his back and hind end but don't count on it.
now all of that may be wrong as im just a learner but that's what I can see looking at those pics even though he may not be square and I did it all just by using my limited knowledge of whats right and whats wrong.
Last edited by rhosroyalvelvet; 09-15-2013 at 07:55 AM.