This horse is good from the girth forward. He is a little light in bone and light in forearm and in the last photo I want to do something with his feet.. he appears a bit slipper footed. I like his shoulder and I suspect is large movement comes from freedom in that area.
The back end is another story. He is long backed and his point of rump is too far back so his back is too long as a result. His hock is too hign and he is sickle hocked to the point where in the photo with the barn behind him (he is facing to the right) he appears to be developing a curb! His hocks are a bit small and I expect this horse will develop spavin at some point if he is really used. Spavins are not the end of the world.. but are common on horses with this hind leg confOrmation.
Here is a horse that needs to have his whole pelvis forward from where his genes put it. He needs a lower stifle and a lower hock and then he would not be sickled.
He works on his forehand, which is a result of his long back. He jumps as I would expect him to.. he has too shallow an angle btween the point of shoulder and the point of elbow.
I do like his coloring. I like his attitude. That last can make up for all the flaws I mention above.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
) Dinosaur Horse Trainer
Last edited by Elana; 04-26-2012 at 12:56 PM.