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    10-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Quarterhorse critique?

So, I'm selling my 4 year old, unregistered Quarterhorse gelding Jaxxon.

Can I get some general critique's on him? I know he's changed a lot from last time I posted him up.

He's four years old
Tapes at 15 hands even
Only been gelded since August 3rd
Rides like a gaited horse (he's a super smooth ride)

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    10-30-2012, 01:36 PM
Green Broke
Very upright shoulder
Sufficient depth through the chest
Nothing terribly wrong with his front legs, apart from his pasterns being a tad long with too much angle
Short back, but not necessarily a bad thing
Typical QH bum- sharp slope to the croup but plenty of room to develope
He appears to be cowhocked, quite so in the hind left foot
Slightly sickle-hocked as well
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    10-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by Britt    
So, I'm selling my 4 year old, unregistered Quarterhorse gelding Jaxxon.

Can I get some general critique's on him? I know he's changed a lot from last time I posted him up.

He's four years old
Tapes at 15 hands even
Only been gelded since August 3rd
Rides like a gaited horse (he's a super smooth ride)

Is he standing on absolutely flat land in all the pics? If so, I love that he is not downhilll, and is leaning more to being uphill in his topline. He's got a great set of withers and placed further into his back, which I like, but he does have a very open angle to his shoulder (meaning steep). I love the shorter back and set to his hock, really nice. What I don't like is his neck...the length, shape and how he ties in really high in his chest. Hiis legs, he had adequate bone for his size. His pasterns aren't overly long, although if I want to be picky...I'd like to see them a 1/2" shorter...LOL. He could use some major muscling in his hip through correct work because he's front heavy right now...with not much in the way of muscle development in the hind end. If you get that "angular" look to his hip...developed with smooth muscle...that hip will be a knock out, and match better with his front end.
    10-30-2012, 07:54 PM
I see a rather steep shoulder slope, it appears he may be back at the knee a bit, his pasterns do look long to me. I can't decide if he is lacking pelvic length or if it is just the construction of his hindquarter and the camera angle giving the impression of a weak hind end.

He does appear to have a good length of back, and a short loin, adequate shoulder angle, he also has a nice amount of bone for his body.
    10-30-2012, 08:58 PM
He seems to be a bit narrow all over for a quarter horse. He has good sized feet for his body though. He needs to fill out some, but that could come naturally with age.
    10-30-2012, 11:08 PM
He is standing on level ground, GotADunQH... or mostly level, there may be a very slight slope, as it is right before a hill, but he is level throughout the back regardless.
    10-30-2012, 11:08 PM
He hasn't been worked consistently at all this year, too, which is the reasoning for the lack of muscle.
    10-30-2012, 11:15 PM
Green Broke
If I lived closer and had the space I would totally take him he is handsome! :)
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    10-31-2012, 08:34 AM
Steep shoulder, long pasterns, neck ties in funny and is shaped odd, does anyone else think his head is short - as in he needs a little bit longer nose? He's got the so Fugly its cute look :)
    10-31-2012, 08:48 AM
Not to hijack the thread or anything but I'm a bit confused - I've always understood that the neck tying in high is preferable to a neck that ties in low as it allows for greater freedom of the shoulder and a lighter look and feel. But some of the posts in this thread seem to suggest it's not a good thing. I'm very unfamiliar with the Western and QH spheres - is this considered a fault more in them than in English riding and that's why it's mentioned in relation to this horse? Could someone please clear this up for me and explain what effect it has on the horse? Thank you!

Btw Britt, he's a total cutie!
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