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post #1 of 6 Old 06-20-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Please critique the conformation of my Tobiano RMH

Here he is, PeacheyKeen, aka Tanto. He was a rescue, whose owners decided to let him mount mares as he felt necessary, and then did a 'home job' on gelding him. He thinks/acts like he's a stallion, so he's definitely been a handful. I ride him for pleasure and work him over ground poles and tiny hop jumps, just for enjoyment. Many people have praised his conformation, so I was wondering what ya'll had to say. I'll put some general photos up, then if anyone has a request I will take it and post it. Thanks :)
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-20-2012, 04:32 PM
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There is a lot to like about this substantive gelding (ridgling?). He has good bone, a decent shoulder and a great Quarterhorse butt. His neck is a bit thick (probably hormonal) and he is butt high in photo #1 but I believe that is due to the spread of his front legs. His head is a bit coarse (but you don't ride the head). He is a bit post legged behind (over straight).

I like this horse. Hope you had a vet out to deal with his "gelding" if he is a ridgling or is at all retained or partial. Also hope you are a good enough trainer (or know a good enough trainer) to take advantage of this guy's potential.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-20-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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First off - Thankyou!
He was barely green broke when we bought him. My dad saw the conditions he was in, and bought him without trying him or anything (big mistake LOL). Our trainer worked wonders for both of us, he taught me what to do to get him stated, then supervised as I did it. He had it that way because of his stallion ideas/ respect issues. Sometimes he has his moments but not so much as he is getting better about the idea that humans are in charge.
The vet said he was fine 'testicular wise', but they left the 'screamer/whistler' (I've heard it called different names) intact so that contributes to his attitude.
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post #4 of 6 Old 06-21-2012, 12:27 PM
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Is he gaited? "RMH" means "Rocky Mountain Horse" , at least to me, lol, but they come in solid colors only. He's cute, whatever he is!
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-22-2012, 02:25 PM
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Sounds like he was Proud Cut which should NOT increase stallion behavior. OTOH if he has a retained testicle, things would be different. Read this:
http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/bms/e...dcut_apr09.pdf

I suspect his stud like behavior was learned and retained, even if his testicles were not!

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post #6 of 6 Old 06-22-2012, 02:51 PM
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He's a handsome boy - nothing I can say that hasn't been said already other than watch his weight/diet as he may be prone to founder/laminitis and is looking a bit on the plump side.
I hope that you have had him tested re. his gelding issues as an incorrectly gelded male can be every bit as difficult as a stallion should they feel like it and they can cause injury to other horses or get injured themselves if things get argumentative or too repetitive especially when their source of interest is another gelding.
I had an 8 year old stallion gelded that had been a stud horse all his life but got too aggressive, he never once showed any interest in anything 'sexual' afterwards and was kept with mares when in season in constant view of the house. I know some do it but I wouldn't want it happining to a horse of mine or done by a horse of mine if there was the slightest chance of injury.
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