Please critique my boy - The Horse Forum

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 23 Old 01-23-2014, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
• Horses: 1
Please critique my boy

Any critiques would be helpful. He is a QH. About 15hh. Grown since the pic
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 053.JPG (84.0 KB, 211 views)
sparkoflife is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 01-23-2014, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
• Horses: 1
another picture
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 039.jpg (37.8 KB, 209 views)
sparkoflife is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 10:48 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,961
• Horses: 3
can't 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
BlueSpark is offline  
post #4 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueSpark View Post
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!
sparkoflife is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
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.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 5,515
• Horses: 3
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!!

∞•*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*•∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is online now  
post #7 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 38,729
• Horses: 2
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.
tinyliny is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 82
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by beau159 View Post
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.

Champions aren't born, they're made.
sparkoflife is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 053.JPG (52.8 KB, 151 views)
File Type: jpg 039.jpg (43.0 KB, 150 views)
SullysRider and Yogiwick like this.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
(or woman!!!! ) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Elana is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 01-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elana View Post
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.
GotaDunQH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
critique my boy socks Horse Conformation Critique 1 06-16-2012 09:48 PM
What do we think of this boy? Critique! New_image Horse Riding Critique 21 04-15-2010 02:34 PM
Critique my boy :) OdinsOwn Horse Riding Critique 9 02-08-2010 08:26 PM
Critique my boy and I! IheartPheobe Horse Riding Critique 15 11-18-2009 09:13 PM
Please Critique My Boy mudypony Horse Riding Critique 10 05-28-2008 06:56 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome