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post #1 of 13 Old 04-09-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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TWH gelding

Ok, I might as well get some opinions on my boy He is 3 years old and is the sweetest and most willing horse to work with. He has quite the motor on him too!

I just realized I didn't get a rear shot He is dirty (except the last pic he had just had a bath) and sunburned in these pics. His winter fuzz is shedding off thought and he's going to be beautiful once he's slicked out.


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post #2 of 13 Old 04-09-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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btw his feet are being done this week, but his toe is not as long as the pic makes it seem. I just looked at that and was like holy crap! lol.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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Liiike!! Nice straight legs-- i love the shape of his shoulder-- i like how his neck ties into his shoulder-- his head aint too big or too small-- Nothing negative to say about him-- you got a nice lil horse there. :)

He a gelding or a colt?
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Thanks toto!!! He's a gelding.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-13-2013, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I got a rear shot finally


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No other confo opinions?
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-14-2013, 10:55 PM
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Tiny bit cow hocked-- nicely muscled up.
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While he is standing nice and square in those first photos he is at an angle toward the camera which is distorting things. Try to take a photo of him with his head at a normal height (not sky high) and straight from the side. From what I can tell shoulder appears slightly upright, neck nice length but a ewe neck, back And loin are a good length, pasterns a bit too upright (especially the fronts), cow hocked, nice long legs, tall hocks, pretty color, kind face (but looks a bit excitable). Better photos could lead to a better assessment.
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I am so jealous ........... you don't have any snow.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 09:55 AM
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This is a very immature horse for a 3 year old. He has a steep shoulder and has an upside down neck. He tends to carry his head high and his back hollow. I have attached his photo with the upside down neck.. over developed neck muscle outlined.

He is light boned and tied in at the knee. He is sickle hocked and.. one of the few times I can say this.. Cow Hocked. Most horses toe out behind as the hind leg is a spiral and functions like a spring. To have the stifle clear the belly, the hind toes must point out a bit. This horse actually has an angle of deflection at the hock. He has a nice roomy hock which will help him.

I like that he gaits and had a good attitude but he is a pretty light horse for the rider on his back. I assume he is not a big horse.. maybe 14.2 hh maybe coming 15hh... and he is very immature looking. I think I would back off and let him mature more. I would help him by getting long lines on him and doing a lot of ground driving up hills (think of the shape you will be in LOL). This I would do at least 4 days a week.. to try to get him to develop abdominal muscles and get that neck to turn over.. and to teach him to lower his head. He cannot do that w/o building the right muscles to support himself.

He really needs to bulk up.. if he will. Some never do. I remember a couple of horses I saw every day for about 20 years that looked forever like this horse (immature.. almost like yearlings). However, you can help him as much as possible and see where it goes.

He is an interesting color. Do keep up on his feet.. this will also help him a lot.
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