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        02-23-2012, 11:46 AM
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    Foal
    Red face My tb gelding (ex racer)

    Hi guys, please critique my lad!, im taking him showing soon so I am just trying to figure out what to take him in! ... thankyou x

    His head .. (sorry about the picture size, can't make it smaller :s)



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    Sorry for the blurryness ...


    Its a bit dark :s ..


    Please be nice, but honest aswell :)
         
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        02-23-2012, 12:00 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Unfortunately, the photos you have here are not photos that lend themselves to conformation critique.
    For conformation you need to be in a well lit, level area where you can stand him squared up for the photos. It is best to have someone help you unless he is one that will stand still once positioned to allow you to step back and take the shots.
    What I can see from these pictures is he is a handsome fellow in need of some more groceries.
         
        02-23-2012, 01:12 PM
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    Foal
    Okay, sorry about the quality of them, it was a spur of the moment post, he isnt as slim as he looks, I brought him as a straight off track racehorse so as you can imagine he was stick thin x
         
        02-23-2012, 02:04 PM
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    Showing
    As themackpack said, it's difficult to judge from these pics, however, I can tell you what I see right now.

    His back is a tad long, which doesn't seem too uncommon for thoroughbreds, to be honest. I like what I can see of his shoulder angle...a lot. His neck looks like it could use some better muscle...either that or it's just built wonky to begin with. In one pic (the first one without the blanket) it looks like it ties into his chest too low, but in the next pic it looks pretty decent, so better shots would help determine exactly how is neck ties in. Can't really comment on his legs too much, except to say that in the first two pics where you can actually SEE his legs (the ones without his blanket on), he seems to be standing VERY base-wide in the back, with his hind legs almost splayed. Again, better confo pics will determine exactly what the case is there. His pasterns look upright in the second pic, but pretty decent in the first, so again, better pics are needed. I do like his head (although in the first two pics with his blanket on, he looks A LOT a QH gelding one of my friends used to own lol).

    He does look like he needs a few more groceries. If you can see ribs in every single pic, regardless of the angle or lighting, he needs more groceries. "He's a OTTB" isn't an excuse and is likely to get you jumped on around here (not by me, just saying in general).

    He is a very typey thoroughbred, isn't he? Those long, lean racer lines make him look like he could be in an old painting of race horses.

    As a side note...I always chuckle when I see your screen name. Why? Because I invariably read it "Not Fart Of All." No idea why. Just the way my crazy brain works.
         
        02-23-2012, 02:21 PM
      #5
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    As themackpack said, it's difficult to judge from these pics, however, I can tell you what I see right now.

    His back is a tad long, which doesn't seem too uncommon for thoroughbreds, to be honest. I like what I can see of his shoulder angle...a lot. His neck looks like it could use some better muscle...either that or it's just built wonky to begin with. In one pic (the first one without the blanket) it looks like it ties into his chest too low, but in the next pic it looks pretty decent, so better shots would help determine exactly how is neck ties in. Can't really comment on his legs too much, except to say that in the first two pics where you can actually SEE his legs (the ones without his blanket on), he seems to be standing VERY base-wide in the back, with his hind legs almost splayed. Again, better confo pics will determine exactly what the case is there. His pasterns look upright in the second pic, but pretty decent in the first, so again, better pics are needed. I do like his head (although in the first two pics with his blanket on, he looks A LOT a QH gelding one of my friends used to own lol).

    He does look like he needs a few more groceries. If you can see ribs in every single pic, regardless of the angle or lighting, he needs more groceries. "He's a OTTB" isn't an excuse and is likely to get you jumped on around here (not by me, just saying in general).

    He is a very typey thoroughbred, isn't he? Those long, lean racer lines make him look like he could be in an old painting of race horses.

    As a side note...I always chuckle when I see your screen name. Why? Because I invariably read it "Not Fart Of All." No idea why. Just the way my crazy brain works.
    I know that people don't like the ottb excuse, but its really not an excuse, his last race was july 7th 2011 I only got him in the september, he's been on build up mix, extra oil chaff, sugarbeet and all the weight gain supplements out there lol!, he's also on 8 acres of lush grazing, he's fully wormed and things, had a worm count, he's fine. I'm doing literally all I can to keep his weight on, I've got a picture of how he was when I got him somewhere, ill put that up on here for you to see. I am trying ... Honest ):!! Alsoo with the scond picture, just thought I should point out, he's got over reach boots on his feet arnt that fat haha!! And he did have a swollen fetlock at the time due to injury. Haha my username is a bit of an inside joke really, not far to fall is what everyone used to say to me because I always had the biggest horses lol X
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