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post #1 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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My Morgan cross gelding

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum - I bought my first horse Leo last May. He's a 9 yr old, 16hh, Morgan x Paint and has shown up to 2nd level dressage with his old owner. We have only been trail-riding last summer, but are working with a classical dressage trainer now - and we will also be mountain-bound again in the summer :)
Let me know what you think,
Regula.
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 10:09 AM
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Beautiful boy you have there!! :) Welcome to the forum!!
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 11:18 AM
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Gorgeous horse!
A bit posty in the back legs, though the fronts look good.
Nice shoulder and neck set. Beautiful head.
Hindquarters looks decent, though he appears a little bum high and possibly long in the back..

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
Yes, I agree - if anything, he has a tendency to go a bit on the forehand cause he's is a bit straight in the back. Nothing major though.
I love him dearly. Will try to get some video of his movement this weekend.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 01:15 PM
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Very pretty horse. At first I thought he might be butt high but when I did the "invisible line" across to his withers, it looks like they may actually be even after all. Hard to do on a computer Back might be a tad long but I can't be sure that it isn't my screen stretching him a little. Overall I would say a lovely horse. Strange he would be heavy in the forehand with dressage training to the 2nd level. He could be testing to see what he can get by with???
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 06:15 PM
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what a gorgeous tank you have there! he appears level through hock/knees and is a little long through back but his neck is gorgeous, i love that noble head. what's he crossed with? I would guess saddlebred maybe?
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-16-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your replies.
It's not like he runs around heavy on the forehand - I'll try to get some video of him moving on the weekend...
And good eye chopstick. He's Morgan x Paint, but his dad is a very "saddlebred" looking Morgan (JMF Future Vision).
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