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post #1 of 16 Old 01-02-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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How is this horse's conformation?

I looked up "most expensive horse' and this is what came up. How is his conformation ? I'm just curious about it.
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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I'm no conformation guru, but he looks like he's built downhill to me...
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post #3 of 16 Old 01-02-2013, 08:34 PM
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Looks like a TB or a hunter type QH. Built very well, but I am not fond of his back. It seems he has high withers and his back is long. Everything else seems great. Wonderful angles on his legs and shoulders/croup. Could use a longer neck but not too bad. Ties in pretty well. Nice muscling.
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post #4 of 16 Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 PM
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I'm not a fan. He looks like a race-bred TB. Light on bone, over at the knee, slightly wasp-waisted, he seems a bit posty through the hocks, hocks are set high, low stifle/long hip, high withers, short neck that ties in high on his chest, he's downhill, and he looks sway-backed. I've seen much better conformation on grade horses. Heck, my gelding has better conformation, IMO.
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I'm not a fan. He looks like a race-bred TB. Light on bone, over at the knee, slightly wasp-waisted, he seems a bit posty through the hocks, hocks are set high, low stifle/long hip, high withers, short neck that ties in high on his chest, he's downhill, and he looks sway-backed. I've seen much better conformation on grade horses. Heck, my gelding has better conformation, IMO.
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What is "wasp-waisted"? I've never heard of it, but then again, I know nothing about conformation
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See the way his waist (belly) goes up and is more narrow as it approaches his flank? That's wasp-waisted. There's another name for it, but I can't remember it.

Forgot to add to my list that he's seriously tied in behind the knee, too.
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See the way his waist (belly) goes up and is more narrow as it approaches his flank? That's wasp-waisted. There's another name for it, but I can't remember it.
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I think the other name is herring gut.
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I think the other name is herring gut.
That's it! Lol.
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That is exactly where I got it from!
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