10yo QH gelding - confo eval

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    04-17-2008, 12:56 AM
10yo QH gelding - confo eval

This is my 10yo QH gelding Wesley, a project horse of sorts. I was wanting to get some conformation evals on him. I know a couple of things that are wrong with him, but am wanting other people's opinion. And yes, he is a little underweight, but since the grass is greening up, the weight is slowly coming back on.

For his history, his sire is pure western pleasure (Passing it Along - full brother to Barpasser's Image), and his dam is a foundation bred Harlan mare that has put 5 horses to the QH world in the top 10 in roping events, and has one foal I showed at the world in Trail. I started Wesley as a WP/all-around horse, but ended up preferring another one I was working with at the time, so he was roped on for a number of years and used as a general ranch horse. I have been working with him for about 5mo now, and took him to his first show this weekend. He's being aimed towards horsemanship, trail, showmanship, Equitation, and the over fence classes at the Buckskin shows.

Please let me know what you think of thim. Thanks!

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    04-17-2008, 12:17 PM
I'm not that great at the whole critique, but he looks like he would be an awesome Hunt Seat Horse
    04-17-2008, 07:09 PM
He's got a jumping bump.
    04-17-2008, 08:31 PM
What's a jumping bump? I've never heard that one before.

I am riding him hunt seat, and he's enjoying the jumping quite a bit, but with him only being 15H and not having a huge stride at the trot, I'm not sure how good he will do in the show pen. He has been able to make the strides down the line, so maybe he has more potential there than I give him credit for.
    04-30-2008, 11:41 PM
His neck looks a TINY bit long.
Other then that he's gorgeous!!
He's got nice color.
Pretty good conformation,
And looks to do well in the show ring [from the picture on your avatar]
    04-30-2008, 11:49 PM
He looks pretty nice. ;)
    05-01-2008, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by notorious_
his neck looks a TINY bit long.
Other then that he's gorgeous!!
He's got nice color.
Pretty good conformation,
And looks to do well in the show ring [from the picture on your avatar]
Thanks - he's actually a different horse from the one in my avatar. He's only been shown once so far.
    05-01-2008, 12:31 PM
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On the longe line helooks like a western pleasure horse... how are his gates? He's a really pretty color.
    05-01-2008, 01:43 PM
A jumping bump is when their croup meets their back in a sharp peak. Its is called a jumping bump because a lot of good jumpers have that.
    05-01-2008, 03:43 PM
He's a little downhill, and his shoulder is a little steep. He looks sickle-hocked, but that could just be the way he decided to stand for the picture. :) His back is just a liiiittle long.
Buuut. I love his hocks, almost darn near even with the knees. Good pasterns, nice legs, pretty neck, gorgeous color.
However, when you lunge him, you can see a little dip where his neck meets his withers. This isn't conformation, this is a CLASSIC sign of a horse pulling himself along with his forehand, and not using his topline correctly (Another sign is the steep angle of his rump). His topline is lacking, he seems strung out and not pushing himself through with his back and rear legs. I call these horses 'disjointed'... he can put his head down and instead of his back raising, it just stays hollow (that's why there's the dip before the withers, the muscle isn't pulling the back up to carry you!). He may have changed now that he's in training, I'm not sure. ^^;
My horse looks like that when he comes out of the pasture after winter... but after driving him up into the bit (and working him with a higher headset, like dressage), he is able to carry himself correctly, and then we go back to 'long and low.' :)
Good luck with him!

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