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post #1 of 55 Old 06-20-2011, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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10yr old gaited gelding

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He is reg. And use to be a show horse and now hejustasitin the pasture trail horse ishe worth trying to show again I have movement pics
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post #2 of 55 Old 06-21-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 55 Old 06-21-2011, 05:39 AM
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What breed is he?

I don't really know a lot to do critiquing but I am pretty sure even if he is standing funny there is something odd about his back legs. I hope someone else can explain it.

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post #4 of 55 Old 06-21-2011, 07:10 AM
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I don't know anything about gaited horses, so I may be wrong here, but his backend is shocking! He has no muscle over his hindquarters, and his rump should be in line with his hocks, which it isnt. He should dip slightly over his flank, but he doesnt, which could suggest back problems? His front legs look pretty good, although he is slightly ove at the knee, but it isnt a major problem.
The reason for him standing so funny could be due to back problem too. If this was my horse, I would get a chiro to look at him.

As I said, I know nothing about gaited horses, but im assuming they should be similar conformed to other horses. Im sorry if im wrong! (:
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post #5 of 55 Old 06-21-2011, 09:55 AM
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I would have the vet or chiro out to see him. He could just be roach backed, which is an upward curvature of the spine and the opposite of sway backed. Or, he could have an issue, which I am inclined to think is more likely because of the way he is standing. You can see how wide he has placed his rear legs in the pic from behind, it also makes him look cow hocked but I think that is mostly from his leg placement. I would love to see some pics/vids of him moving out, is he a Walker?
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Something seriously wrong going on with that back end. That's the first thing I noticed, and it wasn't because he's built so wonderfully.

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I don't think he's roach backed but even if he was it wouldn't necessarily cause him to stand like that with his back legs. The way he's standing with that rear right cocked off to the side indicates possible hock or stifle lameness. The left rear is positioned funny too but atleast it's a little more under the body. Is he a Tennessee Walker? If he was a "big lick" I'd strongly suspect major hock issues with him. A video or other pics would be helpful. I believe he would be cow-hocked pretty bad if his rear legs were together. Over-all, his head is a little coarse, but he seems to have a calm steady disposition. His neck is long and a little thin, he has decent withers, very straight through the back to the tail which is common in gaited horses. He has a long hip for a long stride, decent muscling except his hindquarters.
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honestlyiwastryingtoget himto park out and it wasnt ending well,.. ill get better pics...hes just a big fat happyhorse he's been on 100acres and we finially brought him in so he can be worked ihaveunder saddle pics and movement pics if needed
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I don't think he's roach backed but even if he was it wouldn't necessarily cause him to stand like that with his back legs. The way he's standing with that rear right cocked off to the side indicates possible hock or stifle lameness. The left rear is positioned funny too but atleast it's a little more under the body. Is he a Tennessee Walker? If he was a "big lick" I'd strongly suspect major hock issues with him. A video or other pics would be helpful. I believe he would be cow-hocked pretty bad if his rear legs were together. Over-all, his head is a little coarse, but he seems to have a calm steady disposition. His neck is long and a little thin, he has decent withers, very straight through the back to the tail which is common in gaited horses. He has a long hip for a long stride, decent muscling except his hindquarters.
he is. And he was on the padded shoes when we got him, apperntly he showed at state and stuff then a lady bought him as a 7yr to use as a horse for disabled people..but I bought him 6months later. Rode hima bit...then turned him to pasture
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Walk and gait him on a lead for a horse-knowledgeable friend to see him move. See if they notice anything off, because he is either standing very awkwardly for one reason or another, or burdened with some major pain in that backend.
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