Eventing was out of the picture the moment he his the ground. lol. :/ His sire and dam are both extremely versatile and his siblings are all just as versatile. So, I think he'll be like that too.
Elana, I'm sorry I never answered you. Yes, he is tied in, which I did not like, but, oh well. Also, in the TWH breed, it's preferred for them to have over angular hocks, extremely over angular is supposed to help them reach under themselves and gait better. I don't believe that no do I really like that so much, so I picked a stallion (even though he's TWH) that didn't have such scickled hocks. Since his dams aren't bad either, Ninja got a nice medium.
His dams back, yes. I just meant it wouldn't look so bad if she hadn't been laid up for so long. But, I do agree with it being a defect. He and his dam have weaker coupling, unfortunately. His hocks and knees are pretty even, and his cannons aren't long. Were the pictures taken on level ground and he was really squared up, I think you would be able to see it better.
In all, he does have some faults, but he is an improvement of his sire and dam, IMO. Which is what you hope to do when you breed. I looked for specific things to improve in his dam and I think he came out pretty darn well. :P lol
And, I haven't started him yet due to his small size, but his dam is pretty cowy. He certainly isn't afraid of cows, he may be decent at it.
Tennessee Walking Horses
The "Glide Ride"
Last edited by TheNinja; 07-21-2012 at 12:14 AM.