APHA Stallion - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 142
• Horses: 1
APHA Stallion

This is a friend of mine's stallion (he's also for sale). He's in pasture condition and a bit dirty, sorry about that. His name is An Awesome Illusion he is a son of world Champion Mighty Awesome. Be gentle lol. Sorry he is on a little bit of a hill. I was mad at myself after taking the pictures.








~Yooperbug~
__________________________
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
yooperbug is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 06:17 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gardnerville, NV
Posts: 991
• Horses: 5
cute horse! I love his face and head. He seams quite a bit down hill but it could just be the pics, also his pasterns are a bit longer and more sloped than I like, personally I wouldn't breed my mare to him, but then again I have very high standards when it comes to stallions. Also his back looks a little short, but really overall he's not that bad looking, a little on the heaving side tho.
Twilight Arabians is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 07:49 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SE GA
Posts: 539
• Horses: 0
has she shown him any and got any exposure? If she is wanting to sell him it would probably be best to geld him first! He's a pretty horse but like TA said how she has high standards for breeding I do as well!
ClassicalRomantic is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 08:19 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 3,119
• Horses: 2
How old is he? He looks to be still butt high. The generally flow of wither to back and back to rump just looks off to me and he is built very downhill if he has stopped growing. I think he would be good halter gelding material, but I wouldn't breed to him.
QHDragon is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 10:51 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
Posts: 2,221
• Horses: 1
I would geld him if she's looking to sell him. He's not exactly breeding material, although he is an overall attractive horse. He has a very nice head and neck, and a nice, sloping shoulder. His muscle tone is good, especially since he's right out of the pasture.

He is pretty downhill, however, and he looks a bit sickle hocked. How old is he? His topline might even out if he's still growing.

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself.
What a man can be, he must be.
" Abraham Maslow, 1968
Jessabel is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 142
• Horses: 1
He has been shown. He was shown in 10 open shows where he took 9 firsts, and one second, and ended up Grand Champion.

She's not really pushing to sell him its a case of if he sells he sells if he don't he don't type thing. He's 5 years old. I was at a funny angle when taking these pictures and also he's on a slight hill. Not sure if this makes a difference of not. I wouldn't say he isn't breeding material but I put him up for opinions.

Here's his sire
http://www.freewebs.com/amfarms/migh...ome%20good.jpg

~Yooperbug~
__________________________
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Last edited by yooperbug; 09-08-2009 at 05:10 PM.
yooperbug is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 09-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 594
• Horses: 1
He's got a really cute face and neck, but his back end is not pretty. He is too high in the butt, and I'm not a fan of the way his tail sits. I do agree about long pasterns, too.

If she's interested in breeding or selling him, open shows just won't cut it. She'll have to show APHA.

I showed open shows up in Michigan and took first in every class. It's not too hard to do, and honestly we didn't have to even try. We did a UPHA show in Marquette, unloaded my guy, saddled up, rode and took first. Then trailered on out. She'll have to take the step up from open shows.


But I agree with gelding him. While he's a 'meh' kind of stallion, he would make a gorgeous gelding! :)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sixxofdiamonds is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 12:37 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MB, Canada
Posts: 1,462
• Horses: 2
I think he is too high in the butt and agree with the fetlocks, he seems a bit short on his back but I do like his neck and face and color, he is gorgous, I think he would make a nice gelding.
TwisterRush is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 04:46 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 851
• Horses: 4
Super cute face and head, and lovely colour! He looks like a very nice horse who would make a great gelding. He looks to be very downhill and at 5 it most likely won't correct. I agree that his tail set is not ideal but what bothers me most about the hind end is the set of the hocks. There is to much set to them and they are a little too far from the ground. He looks like he'd be fun to ride, and seems like a gentleman. I would geld him and show,show show!

~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork
shesinthebarn is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 09-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northwestern, WA
Posts: 300
• Horses: 3
He's really cute, but I'd like him much better if he were a gelding. I definitely wouldn't breed my mare to him, simply because he's so downhill and short backed that I don't see him producing anything athletic.
SuperStarsSugar is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fao.....apha momma maddiemaisie Horse Artwork 6 08-23-2009 10:42 AM
APHA People? MacabreMikolaj Horse Breeding 4 06-12-2009 01:28 PM
New Horse! APHA Red Dun cowgirlfitzy Horse Riding Critique 8 04-24-2009 02:01 PM
AQHA/APHA AKPaintLover Horse Breeds 40 05-27-2008 08:00 PM
Beautiful APHA, PtHA Black/White tobiano stallion at stud TxHorseMom Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 03-20-2007 07:05 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome