Long time listener, first time caller :)

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Long time listener, first time caller :)

This is a discussion on Long time listener, first time caller :) within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree6Likes
    • 1 Post By stevenson
    • 1 Post By Cowgirls Boots
    • 2 Post By Elana
    • 2 Post By Elana

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-27-2012, 06:43 PM
    Red face Long time listener, first time caller :)

    Hi everyone. I've been a 'lurker' for quite a while. I have two horses that I would like your thoughts on. The first is a little chestnut gelding that we just bought. He's about 16 years old and was in pretty bad shape when we got him. He still needs some groceries in him, but we're working on it. He just got shoes on today and got a much needed trim. We got him for our 5 and 3 year old sons who are just learning to ride. They will be joining a riding club this spring. We originally had a large bay mare for them, but she was a little much, so we sold her and found this guy, who is much more their level. He really takes care of them, but will move when you ask him to. As skinny as he is, though, they aren't riding him until he gets more weight on him.
    Anyway- do you see any obvious issues that will cause him problems later on? He seems sound and has a very nice mind. He's about 14 hh.

    Next is Ruby. She is MY girl. She is 5 years old and is my heart. I want to start barrels and poles with her this spring. I've only had her for a year, but I feel like I've had her forever. She is that "once in a lifetime" horse.

    Sponsored Links
        12-27-2012, 06:57 PM
    Your little old guy is cute. He should be pretty come this summer with some groceries and slick hair. Hope he stays calm for your boys. Your Paint mare is pretty also, hard to tell confo wise as she is off balance from the farrier ;)
    AgileOllie likes this.
        12-27-2012, 06:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Just be aware that the gelding may get more 'pep in his step' with more weight. I've learned that the hard way more then once. Goodluck otherwise!
    Posted via Mobile Device
    AgileOllie likes this.
        12-27-2012, 07:02 PM
    Thanks! I'm hoping he does get a LITTLE more pep LOL! He was a lesson horse at a facility that closed. He's been around kids his whole life, so at the very least, they should be able to grow a little with him. I don't mind them falling off now and then LOL! Their little mare, Peaches, was DEAD broke. She was a lead-line pony. She had heaves and collapsed on me a few months ago. She died during an emergency tracheotomy. Our hearts are still broken over her. :(
        12-27-2012, 08:23 PM
    Green Broke
    The gelding is showing his age in his swaying back.. but he has nice low hocks and knees and good bone. He looks bow legged behind and like his left front really rotates in. If he is sound and honest and good for your kids, conformation is the least of your concerns. Agree on the "pep is his step" once he is fed and healthy.. but if he was a lesson horse and good, he should still be good.

    The paint is OK. Cannot tell much but I suspect she is straight thru the hocks and maybe even a bit sickle hocked. She has an upright shoulder but appears to have a decently high point of shoulder so may be better in her front leg movement than the shoulder would indicate.

    The paint will look MUCH better once you get her working off her hind quarters and using her ring of muscles. She will be a lot better at barrels and poles if you address that first in her training so she can collect and extend and get off her forehand. She looks like she is level or even slightly up hill in build (these photos do not help her or her critique BTW). If she is, she will collect and work off her hind quarters a lot easier than a down hill horse.

    Even if she never does a thing to write home about I think you like her enough that you would not care anyway. ;)
    tinyliny and AgileOllie like this.
        12-28-2012, 01:25 AM
    One more, probably much better, picture of the gelding. This was the ad picture that the seller had up when he was for sale.

        12-28-2012, 09:04 AM
    Green Broke
    Used the saddle to cover up his sway back.. and this was before his ribs popped out and maybe well before he was 16.

    Very sturdy. Low hocks and knees. GREAT bone. He will be fine for your purpose and after working for 16 years he deserves good care.
    AgileOllie and SunnyMeadeFarm like this.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    It's been a LONG time! sinsin4635 Trail Riding 5 08-29-2010 11:31 AM
    Well I think it's about time . . . (LONG!) HowClever Horse Pictures 18 04-09-2010 09:42 AM
    Been a long time Azera Meet the Community 2 11-25-2009 09:34 PM
    RIP Cam (sorry if its long, first time to really say anything about it) crystal8489 Horse Memorials 8 03-07-2009 05:53 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0