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    12-31-2012, 03:25 PM
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Weanling
Best suited for?

I would like to get some opinions on what this horse would be well suited for based on conformation. He is a 5 yr old Paint/Belgian cross, is very responsive and is easy moving- not slow. Thanks! Sorry I don't have any pics of him moving
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    01-03-2013, 10:50 AM
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Weanling
He might make a good trail horse or barrel horse. But I don't see him doing any western pleasure. He could also make a good roper. It will also depend however how he moves and what he looks like when your in the saddle.
     
    01-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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Yearling
He looks extremely suited to my pasture :) he looks like he's a load of fun.
     
    01-05-2013, 10:53 AM
  #4
Foal
A motion pic would help alot. But he has a nice hunter look going. You say he is an easy mover so getting him to track up and extend his gaits should be a breeze. I think you would do very well and have loads of fun on him doing combined training (hunters/dressage) and his beautiful markings will just get you noticed that much more. I have a heavy built paint I do that with and he is very sucsessful.
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    01-06-2013, 02:14 AM
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Foal
Agree on the eventing, this guy looks amazing, I think he will hole up to whatever you choose to try(:
     
    01-25-2013, 01:50 PM
  #6
Weanling
Thanks!

I appreciate all your thoughts! I never thought of eventing, but we are having a lot of fun doing some dressage training now :)
     
    01-25-2013, 02:35 PM
  #7
Foal
A friend of mine had a belgian x paint that was 18hh and made an excellent eventer. He is adorable btw :)
     
    01-31-2013, 03:41 PM
  #8
Foal
Trail horse, pleasure? Looks like he has a short back wich would give him a shorter stride, not ideal for hunter/ dressage. Cute little guy!
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    01-31-2013, 08:50 PM
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Weanling
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Trail horse, pleasure? Looks like he has a short back wich would give him a shorter stride, not ideal for hunter/ dressage. Cute little guy!
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I know he doesn't have the longest back, and has a short neck as well (thank you, belgains) but he has a BIG trot, and a very long stride. It's comparable to my walker's stride. He can also pick his feet right up when he wants to lol
     
    02-05-2013, 10:31 PM
  #10
Trained
Length of back does not equal a long stride.
I have seen many a long backed horse with a short, choppy stride, and many a compact horse with a very long, loose stride.
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