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post #1 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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APHA Confirmation Critique!

It's time! "Tear him apart!"

I've always been pretty clueless regarding confirmation, so I'd love to hear what the educated HorseForum readers see in my horse, Monte! Feel free to be as brutal as needed I bought this guy for his personality and definitely won't kick him out to pasture if he is deemed to have "bad" confirmation.

Sorry about the photos...I had a heck of a time getting him to stand square and he's also very "winterized" (dirty, weight fluctuating, waaay out of shape).

Thanks guys!

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 06:38 AM
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He could use some muscling in the neck and in the hind quarters. He also looks like he might be a little toe out in the front.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 06:54 AM
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8horses just read my mind. :) Other than that I think he looks very nice and balanced, and well taken care of.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 10:00 AM
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One word. Conditioning.
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post #5 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 11:57 AM
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I think he is a gorgeous Paint.
Since its Winter (snow gave it away) he will need to build muscle.
It Winter here to, and my Mule is a ball of jello.

Thats the only thing I see wrong.
But it easy to build back up

Other than that,
Your Paint has awesome conformation!

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input guys!

*Whew! Sigh of relief that nothing too horrible was pointed out!*

I'm really bad about keeping on top of his conditioning in the Winter. When I do drag myself down to the cold frozen barn, I sometimes just hang out and groom him instead of putting him to work. Plus, with snow on the ground, it's hard for me to even get to the barn. On photo-shoot day, it took me about 30 attempts to get my car out of the parking lot (and I had to shovel the entire driveway too)!

I think I'll save these photos and do a comparison next summer when he's all buff and clean!!
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-28-2008, 10:14 PM
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aww, what a darling face! ( i am clueless when it comes to conformation as well, haha)
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-29-2008, 06:46 PM
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Needs muscling in the neck area and the buttocks. His withers seem really high. He's a tiny bit cow-hocked.

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