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post #1 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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A little Before/After conformation critique

I like reading the good conformation critiques so, I figured I would give ya'll this guy to pick over. Haha. This is probably my absolute favorite horse. I would even pick him over my show horses. Bought him for a hundred bucks and figured if all he was ever good for was a pasture ornament then so be it. I know I don't have good enough photos for a full out conformation critique but, whatever I figured he would be fun to do. They are in order from the day we went to look at him to after. I don't have any recent photos of him. Sadness. Ha anyways have fun :)
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 06:29 PM
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Beautiful horse!
Really nice back legs (which is a big deal to me lol, since so many horses, even some show-bred horses that i've seen don't have perfectly straight back legs. They're usually slightly sickled)
I love his bum! And his topline looks good.
He appears in the one photo to be standing quite upright on his front feet... not sure if that's just the picture.
Good shoulder & a very pretty head.
Neck could do with more muscle but that's really the only critiques I have! ;)

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :) he's probably one of the absolute sweetest horses i've ever owned. And yes, he is very upright on his front. He had a club foot on one and we were able to correct it some so, you actually can not tell unless you point out now. And he isn't quite as upright as back then. Part of the battle was corrected what the former owner messed up. When we pulled up to look at him he said, "Now he had been walking on his heels and I trimmed his feet up and now he's walking on his toes." gee, thanks dude haha
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 11:14 PM
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he looked so bad as a baby, wayyyyyyyyy under fed or not fed. Poor little thing! He looks amazing in his more recent pix. I'd like to see his head just a hair smaller but seems with time he's growing into it more as I re-looked at the last pic and he has a very pretty head so that could've been that he was under nourished before, nice big rear (I LOVE THAT!) very very nice hind legs, neck does need a bit more muscle. He's beautiful! Most can't recover from the way this guy looked and was done as a colt but you've done wonders with him! Awesome job!

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-03-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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the first pic really does him no justice. He was just horrible. We pulled up and I wasn't sure if was even a horse. And he was actually in worse shape it was just that his entire body was covered in rain rot and then had grown out some and then gotten matted. So, in the picture he does not appear as skinny as he was. I was embarrassed to bring him home haha. I don't know if you can tell in the first picture or not but when we got him his rear pasterns would almost buckle over. Strangest thing I have ever seen. I asked the vet if there was even a slight possibility that he would even be able to be ridden later on and he said everything he had wrong with him wouldn't affect him when it came to that point. I doubted him haha but, he ended up being right. I want to get some recent pics of him because these are now a few years old. But, he is currently leased out to a barn doing beginner walk/trot and barrel lessons. Haha sad I would rather talk/brag about this horse over my nicer ones.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 12:54 AM
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him being buckled over is definitely noticeable I can only imagine what shape he was in under that yucky looking coat.... You honestly have bragging rights with him! I personally can't wait to see new pix!

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-04-2012, 05:47 AM
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Adorable! I'm no good with critiques but I jsut wanted to say how beautiful he is! He looks like he has a really sweet personality :)

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