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        01-23-2014, 07:43 PM
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    Foal
    Please critique my boy

    Any critiques would be helpful. He is a QH. About 15hh. Grown since the pic
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        01-23-2014, 07:46 PM
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    Foal
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        01-24-2014, 11:48 AM
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    Green Broke
    Cant tell much from those photos, we need clear pictures, a little closer, on level ground, directly from the side, front and back for a really good critique
         
        01-24-2014, 12:24 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by BlueSpark    
    cant tell much from those photos, we need clear pictures, a little closer, on level ground, directly from the side, front and back for a really good critique
    Alright, I'll try to take some when I go to the barn either today or tommorow!
         
        01-24-2014, 12:42 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    I see bow legged behind and very light bone. Tied in at the knee, steep croup and long coupling. LOVELY neck, withers and shoulder. You don't get a shoulder that nice on most Quarter Horses.
         
        01-24-2014, 01:40 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Better pictures would help, if you can get them.

    The first thing I noticed in the pictures is that his legs are very light boned. Also looks somewhat cow-hocked in back, and duck-footed in front. It may be the angle of the 2nd photo, but his neck looks short for his body...or could be that his back in a bit long. I feel like his shoulder is a bit steeper than I would like to see. I would also like to see his hocks lower to the ground. Overall, I'd like to see better conditioning, toning, and muscling.

    But I sure like his facial expression in the pictures!!
         
        01-24-2014, 02:39 PM
      #7
    Super Moderator
    Other than being able to see that he has a very nice shoulder, and neck, the angle of those photos does not make for an accurate assessment of his leg angles (cowhocked or duck footed) . A lot of that can be becuase he was just turning when the camera caugtht him.

    Take good, squared up photos and you'll get better answers.
         
        01-24-2014, 03:12 PM
      #8
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Better pictures would help, if you can get them.

    The first thing I noticed in the pictures is that his legs are very light boned. Also looks somewhat cow-hocked in back, and duck-footed in front. It may be the angle of the 2nd photo, but his neck looks short for his body...or could be that his back in a bit long. I feel like his shoulder is a bit steeper than I would like to see. I would also like to see his hocks lower to the ground. Overall, I'd like to see better conditioning, toning, and muscling.

    But I sure like his facial expression in the pictures!!
    Haha thank you! I think a lot of it was in the angle and the unlevel ground of the pictures. I'll get better ones tomorrow. These are pretty old pictures from when I first got him. He doesn't look as light boned now and has more muscle. He was a pretty awkward horse at first.
         
        01-24-2014, 03:40 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    OK.. here is how he is bow legged behind. Not cow hocked. His hind feet point straight forward forcing his hocks OUT. See the red lines. The blue lines show approximately how the feet should point. The hind leg is a spiral construction (like a spring). So the hind feet need to point out to accommodate that physics.

    I LOVE this horse's expression and head.. circled his head in green for that reason.

    The shoulder is lovely because it lays back and has a nice open angle at the point of shoulder from scapula to humerus. A lot of quarterhorses have a closed angle at the point of shoulder. He is tied at the knee and light boned.. arrows to show this. And the marks on his back to show the long coupling. I wish the peak of croup were further forward between the two lines on his back.
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        01-24-2014, 04:19 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Elana    
    OK.. here is how he is bow legged behind. Not cow hocked. His hind feet point straight forward forcing his hocks OUT. See the red lines. The blue lines show approximately how the feet should point. The hind leg is a spiral construction (like a spring). So the hind feet need to point out to accommodate that physics.

    I LOVE this horse's expression and head.. circled his head in green for that reason.

    The shoulder is lovely because it lays back and has a nice open angle at the point of shoulder from scapula to humerus. A lot of quarterhorses have a closed angle at the point of shoulder. He is tied at the knee and light boned.. arrows to show this. And the marks on his back to show the long coupling. I wish the peak of croup were further forward between the two lines on his back.
    I agree with most of what you said except the shoulder. For a nice slope to the shoulder, you want a closed angle, not an open one. An open shoulder angle means steep and I might his shoulder on the steep side.

    I DO agree about the lack of bone in all four legs; he has longer cannons, not a lot of solid bone and he does tie in at the knee. What I love about this horse is his back length....pretty darn perfect if you ask me, at least from the one side shot. It also appears to be level across, neither uphill or downhill.....like that. Someone mentioned lower hocks, but his hocks are pretty much is line with his knees....so for him, they suit well.
         

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