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post #1 of 5 Old 11-02-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Opinions on a 3 year old stallion

Hi forum :)
This is a horse(wouldn't have guessed, right?) He is a little underweight, about 3 years old, the pictures were taken last year and back then he was still a stallion(I have no idea if he has been gelded since then..)

I'm interested in him. Sadly I haven't got any newer pictures because haven't been in touch with the owner since I left that stable - I used to go there and train their horses, clean stalls and stuff.
Though, I do know this certain horse is still there and for sale.

Conformation-gurus out there, please do tell me if this certain horse would do good in dressage based on his built?
Sire is a hannover. Don't remember the dam, sorry.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 PM
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Not a bad looking fellow
I like his shoulder
Sufficient depth through the girth
I would say his cannons are a tad long in front but not drastically. Nothing to worry about
Pasterns have a bit too much slope to them
Back is a nice length
Hindquarters appear to be relatively well constructed and should fill out nicely with muscling
Back legs in the one photo give the impression of being sickle-hocked
Pretty head
Neck seems, to me, to be set a little high, but again looks like it has the overall structure to develope nicely in time
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-03-2012, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, he seemed to me like a pretty ok guy too. But do you think his shoulder should allow enough free-movement for dressage?
Might just be me, but I for some reason see more of a jumpers shoulder. Someone tell me I'm wrong, please
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-03-2012, 08:25 AM
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Quite a nice horse. Needs groceries!

All I would add to Lilruffian's remarks is he seems a bit tied in at the knee. He is built quite level and has a lovely shoulder. I look at him and think maybe more of a jumper than Dressage but time would tell. We start them all the same way. I would let the horse tell me which way he wants to go (jumping or dressage) as each discipline requires good conformation but each also requires a different attitude or disposition.

I like him. Would love to work with this horse myself. :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 PM
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In my opinion, that's a pretty good looking horse!!:) But I have to agree with Elana that he seems like he'd make a fine jumper, judging on what I can see!
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