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post #1 of 3 Old 02-04-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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What discipline should I use him for?

Luca is a 6year old 16hh Standardbred gelding. He used to be a pacer so he was broken in when he was already 5 (which I think is still a good age, though.) he is doing well under "saddle" (I ride him bareback at the moment) and jumps 75cm (free- jumping) here are some pics of him

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http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...psccdd33f1.jpg
He's kinda dirty in this pic and standing in a slight hill...:
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Jumping:
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What discipline would he be best suited to? I'm just wondering...thanks!


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post #2 of 3 Old 02-05-2013, 07:13 PM
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It all depends alot on personality.
As far as his conformation goes, he is a typical STB
He has a nice shoulder and good depth through the girth/chest
Nothing very off about his front legs
Look solid
Back is not a bad length either
Steep slope to the croup and his hindquarters could use muscling
Somewhat sickle-hocked but that is very common i've noticed in Standardbreds. Not to a sever point where it may affect his jumping ability if you wanted to take him in that direction.
Overall, his conformation isn't too terrible

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-06-2013, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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He is very affectionate but sometimes gets his 'stubborn' mi nets where I have to concentrate very hard on getting him to do what I want. But he loves to work, especially trotting amd jumping. He has a nice trot!


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