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post #1 of 7 Old 09-06-2012, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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How is his coupling? or a general eval....

I think I'm better understanding the weak/strong coupling idea.
His lumbosacral junction seems fairly close to the points of the hip, as in a shallow triangle. His back is roached, though not alot, I think.

He is 17 years old, TB, and fairly new to me (just 2 months). He had evented previously, and I am into riding for pleasure/handy horse/flat/trail/some jumping.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-07-2012, 08:13 AM
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Looks to have a "hunter's bump" at the coupling. Needs groceries.

Good bone, nice shoulder, Hard to say anything else as the photographer is too far behind the horse for any discussion of the hind quarters.

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Just wanted to say he is pretty! Really like him.
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Me too! Other than the roach I love his big self!
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here's another pic, hopefully the contrast isn't too dark...odd how his withers seem to be sharper in some angles.
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He's over at the knee. As for the back, I was gonna say a jumper's jump for the first picture, then a full out roach back for the second...and then the third it almost seems like it disappeared....o_O

He definitely has a shark fin wither. Not gonna win any beauty contests, but he has a heart on his nose...and that makes him adorable <3

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Shark fin wither. Yep. Rode him bareback for the first time in a lesson, trying to get a 'feel' for how the hind was in movement. Ouch on my crotch!
He is a heart horse that other heart on his nose!
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