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post #1 of 21 Old 05-28-2014, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Tear Fabs apart!

This is my new guy, Fabio. He's an Arabian and he just turned 10 this year.

He's been a pasture puff for the last....forever, so he's mostly flab right now. But he, unknowingly, got himself signed up for a round of "Fitness by Wallaby." Lucky, luckyyyy him.
He should, hopefully, be packing the muscle soon. :)



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post #2 of 21 Old 05-28-2014, 06:42 AM
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There is so much wrong with that Horse you need to give him to me...


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He is pretty nice. He is a bit long through the coupling and he has a bit of sway to his back that may make saddle fit interesting. He is down hill in build and his hind leg is a bit over straight. He has an adequate shoulder.. the angle of his humerus may be a bit low. He has adequate bone and upright pasterns. He is tied in at the knee a little. His neck is nicely placed and this will help since his down hill build will make it difficult for him to get off his forehand. He has a classic head.

I like him over all.
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Thanks, you two!! :)

Is there anything he appears to especially suited for, discipline-wise? I love to try some CTR/endurance with him, is he likely to be able to hold up to that?

Elana, do you think the mild sway you're seeing is due to a lack of muscle? Or do you think it's there to stay?
So far, saddle fit hasn't been tooo much of an issue for me. I know it was in his previous placement though!! My Aussie fits him quite nicely [it's a little wide right now - I expect that'll change as he gains muscle] which is a huge plus.

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Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

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I'm seeing the slight sway as well and I'm leaning toward it being because he's out of shape and lacking muscle, possibly coupled with being ridden hollowed out in the past. Something that might help is belly-lifts and backing him up hills. Those 2 things will really work those belly muscles and hopefully get him tightened back up and straightened out.

Other than that, I really like him and there isn't just a whole lot to pick at. He looks like a very sturdy guy who would stand up to just about anything you wanted him to do.
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He's got such a nice butt.......... O.O Jealous!
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He also has his hind legs on a Matt, which raises then an inch or so.

I see good bone and hoof, good shoulder, neck a bit short, a bit tied in at knee . Need to see front and rear view shots. He looks sturdy, but his temperament will tell you the best discipline for you guys.
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I like him a lot! The only way to know if he'll be good at endurance or CTRs is to try it and see!!! ;) Enjoy your horse!
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You want me to throw him on my "grid". I say not much will show up to far out of specs. The only thing that stands out to me is that his neck is a tad short and yes indeed he is in need of some "fitness to fore go the flab. He looks to be Egyptian bred (at least on one side of his family)....am I right?
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I'm seeing the slight sway as well and I'm leaning toward it being because he's out of shape and lacking muscle, possibly coupled with being ridden hollowed out in the past. Something that might help is belly-lifts and backing him up hills. Those 2 things will really work those belly muscles and hopefully get him tightened back up and straightened out.

Other than that, I really like him and there isn't just a whole lot to pick at. He looks like a very sturdy guy who would stand up to just about anything you wanted him to do.
Thanks! He is very stiff through his neck/back which makes him run around with his head wayyyy up in the air all the time. Arabs!! Luckily, the pasture is the farthest thing from flat and I've started incorporating a single raised pole to his lunging routine so he has to lower that head and engage his back a little. I should see if I can get another picture today - his back, to my slightlyyyy biased eye, might already be looking better.

I'm glad you like him! To my opinion, that's high praise coming from you. :)

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He's got such a nice butt.......... O.O Jealous!
RIGHT?! I don't even know how I just seem to collect these bootilicious Arabians. In his case though, I'm a little worried that some of that will go away as he looses flab. Fingers crossed muscle replaces the flab just as nicely!

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He also has his hind legs on a Matt, which raises then an inch or so.

I see good bone and hoof, good shoulder, neck a bit short, a bit tied in at knee . Need to see front and rear view shots. He looks sturdy, but his temperament will tell you the best discipline for you guys.
True about the mat! He's actually on a mat in front too, but that area does slope towards where his front feet are placed.

Thanks for your analysis! :)

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You want me to throw him on my "grid". I say not much will show up to far out of specs. The only thing that stands out to me is that his neck is a tad short and yes indeed he is in need of some "fitness to fore go the flab. He looks to be Egyptian bred (at least on one side of his family)....am I right?
It's so funny, my last horse -also an Arab- had a short neck too. So funny!
He's actually unregistered/his papers have been lost so his exact lineage is a mystery. I'm leaning towards him being heavily Crabbet bred since he fits the type. However, he also has a lot of sabino-type markings which lead me to believe that he probably has Khemosabi [or a relation] in there. And I believe Khemo was Egyptian so you might be right!! :)
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