QH Cross Conformation Critque? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 1
QH Cross Conformation Critque?

I have a 12 year old QH cross that I would like to get his conformation critqued. I know he will probably never win any national level shows but I am taking him in local halter classes and I want to know if he would do well. I know he is not squared up, we are working on that (:


I think his butt is a little too high but I'm not an expert (:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Jul 4 12 (4).jpg (93.4 KB, 183 views)
AgilityGal1995 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 06:52 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Posts: 7,157
• Horses: 2
Personally, I like him. His neck is a bit thick and very cresty (though I think that his high withers and how his neck ties into them high has a lot to do with that image) and I'd like to see more muscle on his back half but over all he seems fairly balanced. He isn't extremely down hill as some QH crosses are, and his shoulder and hip are fairly good. There is something funny going on with his front legs but without more pictures its hard to tell...perhaps he's a bit tied in at the knee?

Everyone in your life is meant to
be in your journey, but not all of
them are meant to stay till the end.
Endiku is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 1
Thanks for giving me your opinion (: I have shown Saddlebreds so I am not really sure how QH types are supposed to look. I will try to get more pictures up but this was the best one I could find (: Thanks again!
Posted via Mobile Device
AgilityGal1995 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 10:39 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 869
• Horses: 0
I think his neck is what really throws me off... Very very thick, low tying to his chest, not very attractive on the halter perspective (knowledge gained from a friend on the horse judging team... One of the few things I remember). His withers look a bit high as well, and I don't think his head is "halter pretty". However, as a non-halter person, I love his coloring and I think he is pretty cute! What classes would you be showing him in other than halter?
justjump is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 11:15 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 130
• Horses: 1
Personally, I find his shoulder to be upright, his back long and his hind legs a bit posty. He looks like a powerful guy nonetheless :) I like his big front end.
Elana likes this.
Falicity is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 08-13-2012, 11:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 130
• Horses: 1
Oh, and his butt looks decent to me... i like his colour too, and how relaxed he looks. I can't say how he would do in halter classes as i have zero experience with that.
Falicity is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 08-14-2012, 01:15 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,045
• Horses: 0
Not really a halter horse at all, but you can learn HOW to show from him.

Agree with what Falicity said about his build.. but I like him. The pieces fit together into a whole horse that is quite pleasing. I think he is, or will be, a real nice riding 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  
post #8 of 14 Old 08-14-2012, 01:32 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 40,790
• Horses: 2
is he morgan cross? or arab?

He is a bit chubby but is a very nice looking horse and probably nice to ride, right?
tinyliny is online now  
post #9 of 14 Old 08-14-2012, 01:44 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 4
One of the things throwing me off is the angle the picture is taken. Since it's not perfectly from the side and instead from a diagonal, it creates faults that may not be there or as severe as they look. This is particularly true of his shoulders, which are probably not quite as straight as they appear here this is also probably true of his back legs, which look upright. He does seem to have nice straight front lets and his pasterns are at a nice angle. His neck is cresty and his throatlatch is very thick. In the picture his neck also looks a tad short, but that could be partially due to the angle.

A picture from a more flattering angle would be easier to critique
Supermane is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 08-14-2012, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 12
• Horses: 1
@justjump Thanks(: Currently he is a western pleasure horse but we are going to convert him over to english because he is just to fast to compare to all the WP horses. He is also extremely fast and turns on a dime so I may try my hand at barrel racing

@Falicity Thanks(:

@Elana Thanks!

@tinyliny Thanks(: We think he has Arabian in him because he moves like an Arabian and carries his head like one. Yeah he is a chubby horse but he gets fat on seriously nothing. He gets a handful of grain and 1 flake of hay. He is a very nice horse to ride and he is SO smooth.

@Supermane Yeah, I know its not the best picture to critique off of (: Thanks!
AgilityGal1995 is offline  

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Critque my NEW Boy Barrel Racing Lette Horse Riding Critique 6 04-23-2014 08:09 PM
Critque me! QHDragon Horse Riding Critique 7 07-18-2012 12:48 PM
Possible buy critque. iambatmanxx Horse Riding Critique 9 07-15-2011 01:10 AM
Critque please :) RedTree Horse Riding Critique 3 02-16-2011 12:03 AM
Critque please :) RedTree Horse Riding Critique 5 12-29-2010 12:57 AM

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