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post #1 of 20 Old 02-21-2011, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody like to critique my tb gelding?

This is Mitchell, some of you know him from the forum, the pictures probably aren't the best but do what you will

-But please critique the horse, not me, I know my riding is discusting especially in the last picture, hands up, leaning forwards etc, it was discusting on my part I will be the first to admit it .
And in the first photo I think the most obvious thing would be my hands, again. -Forgive me I am trying to correct it all

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R.I.P ~ Bubbles - 25yo tb mare - 13.04.2011 ~ 8:30am ~ passed away naturally and peacefully in my arms
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post #2 of 20 Old 02-21-2011, 05:50 AM
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He is gorgeous! I know nothing of conformation sorry - but he looks great.

Where in NZ are you?
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post #3 of 20 Old 02-21-2011, 08:22 AM
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Its hard to tell by the picture you took if I had better pictures I could be more detailed. Specially without the splint boots. Pasterns look a bit upright along with the shoulder, he almost looks buck kneed but its almost impossible to tell with those splint boots. Ewe neck, long back, a little bit post legged. Overall he's a very nice looking TB I don't see anything major.
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He is gorgeous! I know nothing of conformation sorry - but he looks great.

Where in NZ are you?
Thank's haha, I just wish he behaved great to, but we're working on that.

In the North Island, but over public internet I'd rather not specify a closer area.

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That is OK I understand. Terrible earthquake in Christchurch again. I have a lot of family over there. They are all ok thankfully.
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That is OK I understand. Terrible earthquake in Christchurch again. I have a lot of family over there. They are all ok thankfully.
Yeah I've been watching the news on it ever since I got home from school. It's so **** scary to think it's all happening here for once, we should almost start a new thread on it I know there's a few kiwi's scattered round here somewhere.

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post #7 of 20 Old 02-22-2011, 09:41 PM
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He's cute! I would shorten your stirrups a hole, Looks like your reaching for them. This will also help you lower your heel and get your leg behind you.
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He's cute! I would shorten your stirrups a hole, Looks like your reaching for them. This will also help you lower your heel and get your leg behind you.
Is that mainly in the first photo right? I did end up shortening them after I lost both stirrups in his canter (although it's so powerful I could probably lose them even if my boots were glued to them )
I'm lucky though 'cause I learnt to ride on the most uncomfortable horse ever (sorry bubbles) and I still can't sit her canter right, so Mitch's gaits seem so smooth and his trot is a breeze to sit to.

However I quite often ride with them that length on bubbles because I find I rely less on them so if I lose them it's no big deal.. Plus the saddle sits differently on her as I use a foam pad (her back is sunken with age etc)

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post #9 of 20 Old 02-23-2011, 07:48 AM
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beautiful horse <3
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post #10 of 20 Old 02-23-2011, 10:05 AM
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What kind of saddle is that? The seat looks super deep but it doesn't look like a dressage saddle... looks comfy...
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