Rescue Horse Conformation for English
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Rescue Horse Conformation for English

This is a discussion on Rescue Horse Conformation for English within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree14Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        03-24-2014, 11:33 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Rescue Horse Conformation for English

    This little girl came to me about a year and a half ago. She is the first horse I've bought and trained myself! I'm guessing she is a quarter horse Morgan cross but that's just my guess and right now she is about 4 1/2-5 years old. She stands about 14.3 hands and I want to work into low level hunters and show jumping this year for 4h and other local shows. I am going to see a trainer soon but want to get some extra opinions on how she looks for this discipline. I'm definitely no conformation expert but I know some builds are better for this discipline than others and I would like to know where we stand :) thanks everyone!
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (98.7 KB, 181 views)
    Boo Walker likes this.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        03-24-2014, 11:37 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Another pic

    Sorry it only let's me post one picture at a time!
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (98.5 KB, 176 views)
    Boo Walker likes this.
         
        03-24-2014, 11:42 PM
      #3
    Foal
    And another

    And another haha
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (49.7 KB, 169 views)
         
        03-24-2014, 11:43 PM
      #4
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Do you have any photos like this of her with no tack? I ask because it looks to me like her back/croup connection is her weakest point. I speculate that without a saddle you'll find that her withers are placed pretty far back, into a straight back with a weak coupling/SI placement and steep croup. Pity, because I love the bone and build of her legs...the front ones especially. Nice and solid, as is typical of a morgan. Her shoulder doesn't look bad to me but I'm having a bit of a hard time seeing exactly how it lays with her mane and the tack in the way. Love her sweet expression and THICK mane.

    I don't see why she couldn't do low level hunter, but I think her back/hind may inhibit her from doing anything too big and I don't think she'll be super scopey...but I'm more of a western rider so take that with a huge grain of salt. Make sure she learns to carry herself correctly to increase her longevity.

    ETA- just saw the other two photos. The second one does NOTHING for her because she's standing under herself. Makes her shoulder look terrible, but I don't think it actually is.
         
        03-24-2014, 11:44 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Last one!! Haha

    Here's the front
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (50.4 KB, 169 views)
         
        03-24-2014, 11:45 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    I'm bad at confo but she's adorable!
         
        03-24-2014, 11:48 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Without tack

    I hesitated putting this one on because it is from summer, but here it is!
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg image.jpg (98.6 KB, 175 views)
         
        03-24-2014, 11:56 PM
      #8
    Yearling
    She's beautiful :)
         
        03-24-2014, 11:57 PM
      #9
    Teen Forum Moderator
    Hmmm. Actually in her summer photo her back looks just fine to me. Croup is still semi steep but other than that she looks good.

    Its just that first photo that she looks funky in, so I think its more bad pictures than bad conformation. (trust me that's a good thing xD )
    Gageholmes1, Roux and littlebird like this.
         
        03-24-2014, 11:59 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Thanks everyone, and for the opinions Endiku, very helpful!
    Posted via Mobile Device
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Conformation Critique on my new rescue Please annabana27 Horse Conformation Critique 4 04-26-2013 09:02 AM
    conformation on rescue horse?? MeganJoey57 Horse Conformation Critique 10 08-08-2012 11:11 PM
    $300 rescue mare, 6 months later, opinions on conformation? Djinnjer Horse Conformation Critique 13 05-15-2012 04:59 PM
    Conformation Thoughts 22yo Arappaloosa Rescue Karaoke Chick Horse Conformation Critique 7 01-14-2012 11:05 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0