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        08-16-2013, 08:46 PM
    Quarter Horse Critique wanted

    This is Xander. He's twelve years old. What do you think?

    You can find his pedigree here: Mr Chocolate Man Quarter Horse
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        08-16-2013, 11:34 PM
    Looks like he's got some good lines. Pretty too :)
    What do you do with him?
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        08-16-2013, 11:43 PM
    I'm not great at conformation, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    I see a pretty steep shoulder, which would give him a shorter, choppy stride. He has a nice neck that ties in pretty well. His pasterns are pretty straight, and he's posty in the rear. He seems to be pretty light boned for his size. I do really like his hindquarters though, nice back length also. He's got some pretty high withers though. Is he halter bred? I didn't look at his bloodlines, I don't know anything about them anyway lol! He looks like a nice horse!
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        08-16-2013, 11:45 PM
    Hey, he looks like he has handle withers like my boy! XD

    Not a fan of his legs, and his neck is set low, but he's lovely and solid.
        08-16-2013, 11:45 PM
    Thanks! We go on rides around the yard nearly every day and started ground driving to build some muscle. He hasn't seen a show since futurity. We started riding English this year, before that he had 8-9 years of western. Just riding for fun, so I don't want to say Western pleasure. He may or may not become a hunter/jumper.
        08-17-2013, 04:37 PM
    He has good and bad which has been mentioned already. He is very straight in the back, especially through his narrow hocks, and he lacks bone for his size. These are concerns for me. But if he's good minded and you are having fun with him...that is awesome!
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        08-18-2013, 10:06 AM
    He is probably one of the nice QHs I've seen but...holy wither.
        08-18-2013, 11:12 AM
    High withers, kind of a straight shoulder, his bak legs are a little straight, like, post legged but not quite.

    I like his back length, his pasterns are well set, I would love to see a slightly bigger butt, but I'm a hind end junky. I like em big and wide. His front seems nice, but is love to see front and back pictures of him. I like how his neck ties into chest, and he looks to have a pretty nice head. Over all, he's a nice looking guy.
        08-19-2013, 11:22 AM
    I don't understand the light-boned for his size comment? What does that mean as far as his abilities? Is it purely aesthetic or will it hinder him from doing certain things without injury? By the way, thank you all very much for your comments. And the back legs being so straight, do you think we can improve that with a really good hoof trim? I don't know a whole lot, but learning every day!
        08-20-2013, 06:26 PM
    No, as far as being post legged, I don't believe it can be fixed. It's something they tend to breed into halter horses that I hate. I had a foxtrot mare that had legs do straight she couldn't even gait. I guess they think its pretty, but I makes them close I worthless for riding. Your boy doesn't have too bad a legs, they are a little more straight than they should be but not so bad that he's not rideable. I wouldn't concern my self with it too much if I were you.

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