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post #1 of 12 Old 03-06-2013, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thoroughbred just wanting to learn about his conformation.

I know their not the best shots as most photos I have of him are of him running around but please critique/ comment on his movement and conformation. I'd just love to learn more about him for future endevours

He is a 6 and a half year old thoroughbred gelding, estimated 15.3hh, fresh off the track.

Thanks in advanced.
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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Pretty nice horse. His withers are going to make saddle fit a challenge. A little over at the knee, decent bone, maybe a little tied in at the knee, shoulder is a little steep and the bottom of his neck ties a little low to the chest.

Top line from the back through the top of tail is extremely strong. Very nice. Good depth of body. His hocks are nice size but a little high.. wish he had a longer gaskin. Nice size feet, nice tie of the neck to head and a nice open throatlatch. Nice head and a nice look about him.

I like this horse quite a lot. Planning to event him? Looks like he might do that.. maybe not at international levels but adequately for the lower levels.. maybe even more if he has the mind.
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post #3 of 12 Old 03-06-2013, 02:53 PM
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I think he is very well put together! Looks like his front legs are a little to much under him but othe than that he is beautiful!

He would be quite good at eventing and hunters. Love that rump on him!
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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I like him a lot, too. He's very well balanced in porportion. His mucsling is really smooth, too. His neck ties in a little low, but really, it's minor. His feet look kind of small and maybe a tiney but run under heels, but that'll change. HE's a winner!
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-06-2013, 03:27 PM
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I'll take that boy!

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I do not have a high opinion of most Thoroughbreds due to poor breeding that has made them overspecialized, but I actually like this guy...
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Pretty nice horse. His withers are going to make saddle fit a challenge. A little over at the knee, decent bone, maybe a little tied in at the knee, shoulder is a little steep and the bottom of his neck ties a little low to the chest.

Top line from the back through the top of tail is extremely strong. Very nice. Good depth of body. His hocks are nice size but a little high.. wish he had a longer gaskin. Nice size feet, nice tie of the neck to head and a nice open throatlatch. Nice head and a nice look about him.

I like this horse quite a lot. Planning to event him? Looks like he might do that.. maybe not at international levels but adequately for the lower levels.. maybe even more if he has the mind.

Yeah I plan to event him but I'm not at international levels so that's of no real big concern :). Thanks for your comment I am extremely proud of him. I guess ill have to test that he has the head for it when we get to that stage.

Thanks again
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I'll take that boy!
Hahaha No! :P Waited 6 and a half years for him he ain't going no where.
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I really like this horse. I think the biggest flaw he has is the high withers, which won't be a problem as long as you get a well fitting saddle. His proportions are even throughout (everything fits). His neck may tie in just a litttttle low, so be careful with him getting heavy on the forehand. His shoulder angle is beautiful and as you can see from the trot picture, it allows him to really reach forward. He has great pastern length/angle, and good bone density. He looks much sturdier than a lot of thoroughbreds I've seen lately.
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I really like this horse. I think the biggest flaw he has is the high withers, which won't be a problem as long as you get a well fitting saddle. His proportions are even throughout (everything fits). His neck may tie in just a litttttle low, so be careful with him getting heavy on the forehand. His shoulder angle is beautiful and as you can see from the trot picture, it allows him to really reach forward. He has great pastern length/angle, and good bone density. He looks much sturdier than a lot of thoroughbreds I've seen lately.

Thanks Ill be sure to get him fitted properly before I got out and buy a saddle (just borrowing one of my uncles atm) so ill get right on to it. He maybe a little over wieght as he's been down in the bottom paddock for the last 6 months whilst the original owner was trying to decide what to do with him. But whilst he was racing he was a lot skinnier so im not to sure if this is an ideal weight for him or not.

Thanks again for the critique your all being really helpful :)

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