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post #1 of 4 Old 08-24-2013, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thoroughbred Confo Critique

Hi everyone! This horse, I do not know his name, is a 9 year old Thoroughbred. I wanted to see what you thought of his conformation! I love his face in the second picture. SO adorable. Could he possibly do lower level eventing?

And also, in the first picture he is standing slightly downhill.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-24-2013, 02:26 AM
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The pics aren't ideal, but he def. stands wide from behind and toes out, long back, neck ties in low, could use some more weight also. I can not really tell much about his legs in those photos, but it appears that his fronts seem correct.
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Any chance you can get better photos? He is standing wide behind, but I doubt that is his normal stance based on the first photo, where if anything he looks slightly cow hocked (just going to show how much angle of photo and stance can impact the way a horse looks). He has a long shoulder that appears will laid back, withers are placed far back on the body, neck ties in a bit rough but would look 100 times better with good muscling, bone is light and he is slightly tied in at the knee, as well as slightly back at the knee. Pasterns appear a bit long, but not an ideal photo for evaluating them. Hind end does look somewhat concerning (not because he is standing wide either), but without better photos it is not fair to critique him. I get the feeling like he is 'out' in the back end - like he may have some soreness there. He has a bit of a hunters bump and fairly flat croup (I think), but once again the slight angle of the photo makes it impossible to accurately say what this assessment could change with additional photos. I would strongly suggest a PPE with this one. Not the most athletic looking horse right now, but with lots of proper work to build topline and neck muscles he might look much better. Legs would be of some concern to me for jumping.

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I would get better pictures but the owner sent them to me. I will get better pictures if I end up seeing him but that's still an if. I think also in the third picture he was about to step to the side so maybe that's why it looks wide?

I could already tell his withers were set back and high too. And his neck and hind legs looked a bit off too. I am definitely not an expert at conformation but I could tell those things apart. They stood out most to me.
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