Would my gelding make a good english prospect? *Photos&Videos* - The Horse Forum
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 01-12-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
• Horses: 3
Question Would my gelding make a good english prospect? *Photos&Videos*

Flip is a 7yr old bay QH gelding. I've had him for a little over a year and a half now :)

Here is his pedigree.

From what I know, he's always been ridden western and came out of the Montana area. However, a friend recently noticed his conformation and told me he'd make a great english horse.. I was wondering what your opinions would be? She specifically said 'short-boned and fit.' xD

Also, we recently had his hocks checked out. They are very 'active' atm and he is due for hock injections. We decided to wait a few more weeks until I start actively riding him again (they're expensive!) - otherwise I just do light workouts on the lunge lines. I'm supposed to give him Bute before a tough ride, but with the weather I haven't ridden much. >.<

Also, does he have high withers? Is there a certain type of saddle/saddle pad I should look for for him?

Alright, this photo is from earlier this summer: Riding/working nearly every day.


Taken in October (it's not the best, sorry): A ride or two a week.


Andd one taken a few weeks ago - I know he has little muscle toning here. (Riding only every now and then due to school)


And then a few action shots:



And I also have a short video..
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0Gw...VpZjRhaUU/edit
(He actually did not kick that close, my camera just happened to be zoomed in that far)

What are your thoughts on his confo and his potential? I really hope to start english this spring, but I'm not sure which horses would be good for what.
The post about my mare is here
Any thoughts on what event he'd succeed in? Like jumping, hunter, dressage, etc. or would he just be a horse to learn on, more of a pleasure horse?
kelseyxroxy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 01-12-2013, 09:18 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,352
• Horses: 2
It all depends on what sort of "english" you would be doing. Dressage? Jumping?
His is not high in the wither, no
His shoudler angle is very upright but on the plus side he has plenty of depth through the girth
Neck needs work and looks almost long in those last photos
Back is long and slightly roached
Front legs look alright
Hindquarters are not bad either, though they too could use some muscling
Back legs look alright as well, although they give the impression of being cow-hocked

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
www.wildestheartart.com
lilruffian is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 01-12-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
• Horses: 3
I'm not sure yet. I'd just be starting in english, so I'd just do flatwork at first. I'd love to learn how to jump someday, though!
kelseyxroxy is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 01-12-2013, 11:42 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 117
• Horses: 1
I agree with what was said above, but ultimately it really depends on what you plan on doing with him in the english world, because flatwork/dressage, show jumping, and eventing - are all very different.
JumpingJiminy is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
• Horses: 3
Definitely. I guess I was just looking to see what others thought he'd be good at according to his conformation (I know there are certain qualities to look for in a jumper, eventing, etc).

Like I said, I'm pretty new to the english world. it'd be a few years before I'd competitively start jumping or dressage.
kelseyxroxy is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 09:00 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
How tall is he? He's bred on top to be a reiner/cutter. The bottom side is WP. He's bred to be a western horse, but that doesn't mean he can't to hunt seat and low level dressage.
GotaDunQH is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
• Horses: 3
I haven't measured him exactly, but I think right around 15hh or 15.1.
kelseyxroxy is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 12:22 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,772
• Horses: 2
This is not a horse that should be doing anything strenuous. Jumping would be completely out of line in my opinion. He needs bute for heavy workouts. And hock injections? Why would you even WANT to make your horse go through anything that would require him to have to do that?

Light, pleasure riding for this guy only. If you want to jump, youll need another.......sound......horse.
Posted via Mobile Device
CLaPorte432 is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 64
• Horses: 3
I personally don't think hock injections are such a terrible thing. Yeah, it's not the most desirable situation.. but his x-rays show that his hocks are very active right now, so he'd likely need hock injections no matter what I chose to do with him. He only needs bute temporarily until we take him in for the injection - it's not a permanent lameness thing. This only came up recently, and we took him to a vet to get x-rays and her opinion. The vet said his situation is fairly common.
I know it's hard to judge just from photos, but I've spoken with several trainers and vets in the area and they've explained his situation to me, and I understand what I can and cannot do with him. It's just a matter of if I want to continue western with him, or learn english.
kelseyxroxy is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 01-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 View Post
This is not a horse that should be doing anything strenuous. Jumping would be completely out of line in my opinion. He needs bute for heavy workouts. And hock injections? Why would you even WANT to make your horse go through anything that would require him to have to do that?

Light, pleasure riding for this guy only. If you want to jump, youll need another.......sound......horse.
Posted via Mobile Device
There is nothing wrong with hock injections if a horse needs them. What IS wrong is asking a horse to perform that needs help with the hocks. My horse gets hock injections before show season, BECAUSE he no longer produces synovial fluid...which is NOT his fault, it's what happens with Mother Nature. So, should I not replace that fluid so he can still be an active horse? Or should I just turn him out to pasture, not work him, and STILL have him with uncomfortable hocks....whether I ride him or not.
Kayty likes this.
GotaDunQH is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Videos to make you smile MacabreMikolaj Horse Videos 14 01-24-2011 05:12 PM
Would my gelding make a good barrel horse? MangoRoX87 Barrel Racing 18 01-24-2011 01:27 PM
I will make you videos! :) LoveStory10 Horse Artwork 9 12-01-2010 09:40 AM
I can make you videos and or Photos! Very Cool cecillover Horse Pictures 16 08-29-2010 04:31 PM
How do you make videos? 1dog3cats17rodents Horse Videos 10 12-11-2009 10:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome