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post #11 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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He's not my horse, like I said he belongs to my mother, and Therefore I really have no say in what she does with her horses. I agree with the fact that there are to many horses and to many breeders, but it's not my decision.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueSpark View Post
Just my oppinion, The OP asked what people thought of his confo, not if they thought he should be bred. I like his color. Nice hip on him. I would like to see better photos.
So, in your opinion confo and breeding worthiness are not at all related? If you are worried about keeping this on topic (re conformation vs. breeding worthiness) why mention color? As far as I know color has naught to do with conformation.
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 PM
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So, in your opinion confo and breeding worthiness are not at all related? If you are worried about keeping this on topic (re conformation vs. breeding worthiness) why mention color? As far as I know color has naught to do with conformation.
As far as the first sentence, what kind of a coment is that? of course they are. this is the question originally asked:

What do you think are his best attributes and things that could be better?
I didn't see any question about his worthyness as a stud. She asked about his conformation. If it was any other gender, a conversation about the horses build, possitives and negitives, would have occured. Because he is a stud, as with the majority of other stud related posts, most coments are about how he should not be a stud. I whole heartedly agree, but seeing every stud related post get turned into "why would you keep him a stud, he would make a better gelding." and "there are too many studs out there already, what makes him worthy of being a stud?" gets frustrating. Should he be gelded? yes. but did she ask everyones opinion on that?
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 10:44 PM
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Actually- in the first post she asked for opinions on her stud. I'm a firm believer that if you don't want people to comment on the fact that he shouldn't be a stud, don't mention his uncut status. It's easy enough to get around it verbally unless it is... well... obvious.
As for this boy... well, I don't think she would have gotten any different answers. The pictures are not the type you'd get a good critique out of, and make him look badly put together / awkward (in my opinion).
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-12-2012, 10:58 PM
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I like him. He's not in terrific shape and has a hay belly but if you can look past that he has a nice shoulder that balances well with his hip. He's got good legs and his feet look about the right size for his body. There shouldn't be any soundness issues due to conformation. He's a good size and the type of horse I like to ride. As far as a breeding horse I'd go ahead and breed him. If you get any colts you don't like put them on a truck and send them to me! He's the type of horse that really could go just about any direction. He may not shine as a halter horse but a horse built like him can be competitive in many different disciplines.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 10:02 AM
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the photo is a little dark but ok for critique. Pros: great deep hip, nice short pasterns, good bone to leg, great hock angle. Cons, not a fan of his loin connection even though I like the short compact back. shoulder is a bit straight but does match pastern angles, butt high but not bad from hocks to knees, wither set a bit forward, neck tied in a bit low and thick, coarse throatlatch. cute head. i would like to see photos of him fitted up to see how the whole picture looks when he's fit and not in pasture shape.

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post #17 of 17 Old 03-13-2012, 10:40 AM
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I always was under the impression that when asked "what do you think of my stud?" that we are also being asked our opinion on his picture conformation and what he is capable of doing..... that is breeding and passing himself along.

I think he is very nice and agree with Kevinshorses. Fitted and groomed up he would be very striking and a completely different horse.
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