05-01-2013, 08:10 AM
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Personally, I think his front legs will look much better conformationally when his feet are up to par. They do need done, badly. I can't judge too much because mine is two weeks over due (for what I prefer, but nothing bad), but months is unacceptable. I'll probably end up going on an 8 week schedule with my own touch ups at 4wks (I'm just too lazy and my farrier is cute..so I'm not going to just do them myself although I can, lol).
His back isn't overly long, but it's a smidge longer than ideal. But, many TBs I see have longer backs than the general QH/paint types.
Back legs are posty, very much so. My mare is the same way though, which I seem to believe is partially due to being racing-bred.
As for his neck..I don't believe it's muscled wrong. He has an ewe neck, but I don't think it's due to over muscling on the underside. Yet again, my mare has the same, lol. My mare actually does have an inverted neck on top of the ewe right now though, she only rounds out at the walk right now. It's definitely something to work on though.
Elana, I'm not sure where you get that he probably needs shoes to jump? Mine will eventually jump (swear this gelding and my mare are brother sister, they look identical confo wise, lol), and she will not be getting shoes. She has solid feet (which I think thus boy will have with correct trimming), which shows no reason for shoes.
Personally, I'd love to have him in my barn, he's not too bad at all.
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