Jake's put on some weight ! Critique?

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Jake's put on some weight ! Critique?

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    01-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Jake's put on some weight ! Critique?

Jake's been at my grandparents, he's gained the weight I hoped he would!
Now that he's got a few pounds on him could I get a confo critique?
We did just get him back a few days ago so I don't have the best pics, so I will add a few from when he was staying at my grandparents so don't say anything about the weight he's fat now (: lol
Thanks! He's a 16hh 11 y/o OTTB
First couple pics were taken today , the rest are older. Sorry, I don't have a decent rear pic...
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Thank you guys (:
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    01-06-2012, 10:05 PM
I am going to be honest when I say I don't think he looks fat enough... He could easily put on some more weight without being truly fat.

Anyhow, I think he has a slight sway back, extremely high withers, maybe a tad bit butt high (cant really tell from the pictures) And he has some upright pasterns.

Hehe, I am not the best critiquer, so I stand corrected, but those are just the things I personally see.

Where about in Arkansas are you? I am from their also.
    01-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Green Broke
He doesn't have a sway back. It looks lik it as he has extremely high withers. Looks to be cowhocked in the back BUT that can be a good thing.
    01-06-2012, 10:39 PM
I think he has a nice healthy weight. Maybe a tiny bit sway backed, high withers and straight pasterns. He also has a very pretty face :)
    01-07-2012, 06:57 PM
The first three pictures are him now, the rest are older, I think he's at a pretty healthy weight considering how he looked when I got him but thanks for your opinion! I've heard about upright pasterns affect a horse? And then how can cowhocked be a good thing? I've only heard bad things about it...
He may be a bit swaybacked, I honestly can't tell with the shark in on his back lol.
Thanks ! He gets that a lot! (:
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    01-07-2012, 06:58 PM
How do upright pasterns affect a horse?*
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    01-07-2012, 08:19 PM
Green Broke
There is a some info about it somewhere on this forum. Being cowhocked isn't a bad thing. Your horse isn't severly cow hocked so I doubt you will have any problems with soundness with him being like that. I honestly forgot why it can be a good thing....I think tinyliny knows....my horse is cowhocked and she can do lots of things and her stifle doesn't get sore and such.
    01-07-2012, 09:06 PM
About your horse's back.. and think it just needs more muscle.. a good topline. My horse was the same way and he has a huuuuge shark fin wither.

And now, for my favourite thread of all time: HorseHelp: Building up your horses back, In-hand and Under Saddle
    01-07-2012, 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by shortysmalls    
How do upright pasterns affect a horse?*
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Some people believe it leads to poor movement and unsoundness. Which I think is untrue. Horses with upright pasterns are known to excel in sprinting sports, they also have poor shock absorbing abilities. Honestly though, I don't think it's going be any trouble for you, as I'm sure he's in good hands :)
    01-07-2012, 11:00 PM
Hello Withers! LoL

He's cute. And yes, he looks better then he did. I think now he just needs some muscle put on him and toned up a bit. Love his face!

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