Please help with this horse? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 33
• Horses: 0
Please help with this horse?

I'm looking at this horse as a competitive hunter jumper with a bit of recreational dressage on the side. How do you guys feel about his conformation for this. I'm still kinda new to selecting "form to function."

Ezekial: 16.2hh, 2009, unraced chestnut gelding by Stevie Wonderboy out of Afternoon Trick by Summer Squall. Half brother to champion Trickmeister. Built uphill, excellent hind end and catlike on his feet. Kind. Built to perform.

I know Roman noses are considered a conformational flaw but I think they're adorable, so other than that... And sorry there are not front/back shots. I only have what is provided.




And here's a video...

Last edited by OnTheBit; 04-10-2012 at 03:34 AM.
OnTheBit is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 33
• Horses: 0
Bumping. Please help.
Posted via Mobile Device
OnTheBit is offline  
post #3 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 01:32 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,070
• Horses: 2
Love him!!! I think his conformation is excellent. Love his Roman Nose and I dont' think it's in any way a fault. He is a keeper!
tinyliny is online now  
post #4 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 01:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Posts: 7,109
• Horses: 3
Wow, Are you a night owl? lol
He's definitely a willing hunter. I see the same head and neck that I had on my QH, "Ro Go Bar", (Racing QH, 1982-2009, RIP), except mine was built downhill, and this one is more balanced.

Ro Go Bar, who also had a Roman Nose, would flex with his nose on the vertical, head set lower, and looked very much like this gelding. I think that is what you can expect to see when you train for Dressage. IMO, he won't have the same head set as a warmblood, or an Arab.
I remember horse magazine ads for European warmbloods in the 1980's. Pretty much ALL of them had Roman Noses. They have since tried to breed this out. Consider the purpose of a Roman Nose, that is, to enable the horse to inhale deeply. I believe aesthetics have bred a compromise. Don't think twice about this horse's profile. I would consider the other factors. I like this horse. He seems like a good guy.
Corporal is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 33
• Horses: 0
Thanks! I'm wondering about jumper potential? I'm worried about his front pasterns being a bit upright.
Posted via Mobile Device
OnTheBit is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 292
• Horses: 1
Roman noses aren't a functional conformational fault of any sort. They are in certain breed standards, but nothing we should be concerned about.

I like him. He looks a sturdy fellow. I wouldn't worry about those pasterns, they match his shoulder and aren't excessive in anyway.

He's got a high point of shoulder, which is awesome. He's got a decently long and sloped humerus, which will help him lots in jumping. Plus, he's got a great engine back there!

I think he'd do you proud.

Last edited by teamfire; 04-10-2012 at 02:02 PM.
teamfire is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 02:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,539
• Horses: 4
maybe it's just me - but it looks like he has tiny feet. :/
Wallaby and arrowsaway like this.
crimsonsky is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 02:13 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 4,019
• Horses: 2
I love his Roman nose!!!!
csimkunas6 is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 02:20 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,964
• Horses: 3
i love roman noses! he looks fantastic.
BlueSpark is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 04-10-2012, 03:09 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
This is a very nice horse but the YouTube is NOT his first ride (just sayin'). I like him a lot. I wish his knees and hoks were a bit lower, but I think he will do fine as a hunter and dressage will improve him.

Nice horse.

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  

conformation , dressage , hunter jumper , thoroughbred

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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

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