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post #1 of 17 Old 03-19-2010, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Updated pictures of Claymore

So I guess today is my day to get recent pictures of my horses, since I haven't posted any since last fall! *lol*

Here's Claymore. He's uber-grubby and in serious need of a bath, and only about half shed right now *lol* But at least I got some new pictures!

I'm a;so trying to figure out how much more weight he needs to lose. He's lost a lot, I mean really a LOT, but I think he still needs a little more general weight off, and a LOT more overall conditioning. He's now getting rode daily so that will help.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-19-2010, 07:19 PM
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he's truely jaw dropping gouregous or should i say handsome!

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post #3 of 17 Old 03-19-2010, 07:21 PM
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My goodness that is one of the most beautiful horses I have ever seen. His markings are absolutely STUNNING! He has merle markings! I'm drooling.
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post #4 of 17 Old 03-19-2010, 09:33 PM
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*wipes drool off keyboard*
He is on my list of top 10 favorite horses EVER!

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post #5 of 17 Old 03-19-2010, 11:22 PM
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Id say he could stand to lose at least 50 more and be healthily svelte. The thing is he needs to gain muscle and lose fat, so lbs isnt really the thing to measure him on. He is an adorable guy though.

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I like him!

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post #7 of 17 Old 03-20-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Aww, thanks everyone! I think he's pretty cute too! He's got an excess of personality as well - he's hysterical.

Honeysuga - thanks, that's pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking. It's difficult to judge when he still has fat to come off, and muscle to be gained as well, you can't really measure by weight alone. I am just used to the fat QHs I have always had, and I am trying to get Claymore into shape where he can be really healthy and last a long time without obesity-related health issues - he's too big a horse to be carrying around much extra poundage. I'll just keep working him daily and see where we get by the end of summer. I have a lot of good suppleness/type exercises to do with him from the ground, but as for muscle building all I really know is riding, varying terrains, and lunging him. Do you have any suggestions for getting him conditioned?

(Also if anyone has any thoughts on how the saddle appears to fit him, I'd appreciate it! I haven't rode english since I was 10. It's a wide tree and to the best I can tell, based on my reasoning of how a western saddle fits, it seems to fit him surprisingly well, but I know there's more to it, my placement of the saddle might not be great etc. I'm grateful for any tips!)

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He is uber cute! What are you long term goals for him?
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post #9 of 17 Old 03-20-2010, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch View Post
He is uber cute! What are you long term goals for him?
Thanks! I don't really have any show goals. As cute as he is, he's not really built in such a way to excell in any discipline, english or western, in the show ring. Right now he is just a trail horse, and that will probably always be his primary use. I do have the long term dream of opening a therapeutic riding stable, I'm in the process of getting certified as a therapeutic riding instructor right now. He might be good for that, but then again he might be too big to be used comfortably as a therapy mount. He was exhibited under harness before I got him, when he was still a stallion, and apparently did very well. I've never hitched him (I don't have a cart right now) but that might be something I take an interest in, in the future.

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post #10 of 17 Old 03-20-2010, 05:01 PM
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The saddle is a good 2-3" too far forward. You want the front of the saddle to be behind the back edge of the shoulder blade.

Even placed farther back, I'm afraid it doesn't fit. It's MUCH too low in back. The front and back should be level, or a tad lower in front. If the front angles of the tree are good for his shoulders/back, then you might be able to get away with using a riser pad. Like this one:

Move the saddle back and take more pictures, girthed up but no saddle pad. Take a side shot, a rear shot, and a 3/4" angle showing the WHOLE front of the saddle, flaps, and the horse's shoulder. Make sure he's standing on level ground with his head up.
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