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post #11 of 18 Old 07-18-2010, 07:55 PM
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I think his cannon looking bowed is simply the way he is standing...I see it too but his feet are wonky in the pic so I be its how he is standing since he isnt squared up lol.

He has some nice sized withers...I agree to make sure your tack fits right...Hvaing high withers can cause a horse a lot of pain with ill fitting tack.

He also looks toed out in the back but only slightly...I wouldnt say its a big issue...and he is a tad strait in the shoulder...

I personally love his head an neck though...but that may just be personal opinion lol

All and All I think he is a pretty decent looking gelding...nothing to major wrong with him. I like him... :)

As for building up that QH booty....lots of hill work will help him build muscle back there lol thats the best advice I have on that lol

As for him being over weight? I dont think he is....he looks good to me.


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post #12 of 18 Old 07-18-2010, 08:30 PM
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ok this is the closest to squared up that I could get.
It was random and sudden and I was trying to get my phone ASAP while he stood like this.
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 04:47 PM
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No, his conformation isn't great, but I don't care.. I love him!
He looks awesome!
No horse has perfect conformation.
I know race horses with attrocious conformation that have raced and won international races. Also my friend has a show jumper who she took to Spain to compete and he has attrocious hind leg conformation!
Conformation isn't the be all and end all.
I think your gelding is STUNNING!
I want to give him a big hug and kiss!
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 05:22 PM
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For a horse of just 13 years, he has an extremely under muscled back and hind end - a lot of transitions in which he is required to step up under himself will greatly help him. Long and low work would really benefit him too - make sure he doesn't bring his head back past the vertical and start 'working deep' though.

I would be really interested to see how his saddle fits. If you could ride him, get him sweaty, and then take photos of the sweat patterns on his back, I'd really love to see them.
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 09:04 PM
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Sorry, no crit. But I just wanted to say, he looks SOOOOO much like the first paint I ever had, great looking horse!
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post #17 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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For a horse of just 13 years, he has an extremely under muscled back and hind end - a lot of transitions in which he is required to step up under himself will greatly help him. Long and low work would really benefit him too - make sure he doesn't bring his head back past the vertical and start 'working deep' though.

I would be really interested to see how his saddle fits. If you could ride him, get him sweaty, and then take photos of the sweat patterns on his back, I'd really love to see them.
Hey, I know he is extremely under muscled. I hear alot of uphill trotting will help that, BUT in the meantime I live in FL and well.. its flat here. But I move to a very hilly area in NC in a few weeks so I'm looking forward to that. An addition I've only owned him for just under 6 months. He has come a long way from his loose jelly moving booty and the rest of him. He does tend to move off his front legs rather than his back end. I'm not going to lie, I'm not too sure how to change it. But after I move and gather some extra savings, I will find a trainer in my new area to work with.
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-25-2010, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Whats funny is his saddle fit him originally. He has gained some weight and yet now it appears too wide for him!? I posted on another thread about him biting himself and fighting the bit when we ride, so i changed his bit, and double padded when riding yesterday, no change. I will buy a new saddle if I must, but right now my main concern is figuring out what on earth his problem is. I have had the vet check him, his teeth are done, he has a new bit, i had a thick square pad plus a fleece english pad and he still did it. IK lunged him udner tack and doesnt do it at all . AHHH
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