This is for basic standing critique, not riding or motion critiques.
- You want the horse clean, trimmed and squared properly.
Make sure the horse is on level clean ground with good footing.
The tail should be braided and/or tied out of the way same with the mane.
You don't want any tack on them (unless that is what you want critiqued) besides a well fitting halter and lead.
Take the pictures form straight on and square in the frame, in the middle of the horse and not angled in any way(or some parts will look out of proportion).
Make sure to not be too close or far away, there should be enough room in the picture for a little space or frame of space a few feet around the horse but not so far that you cannot see all details clearly.
Make sure the pictures are of adequate size and resolution so that the critiquer is not straining to see the horse.
Make sure there are no distractions like people or other horses in the picture.
-full front of horse
-front of front legs
-full rear of horse
-rear of rear legs
-left side shot
-right side shot
-shot from rear from tail to poll (and from poll to tail) **Feet
- Shot at ground level
on clean firm footing(cement, bricks, wood, hard dirt, ect. no gravel or grass because they cover the bottom of the hoof.)
You want the feet clean, no caked on mud or debris in the bottom and on the walls.
-pairs (front and back, shot at facing angle not slanted any way
-individual of each foot (centered front and sides and straight above)
-sole view of each foot
-view of heel to toe(helps determine leveling and bar problems) of each hoof egstfger.jpg
Kinda like this...
-all four squared up
* And remember critiquing is based on opinion.
Do not argue, correct, or contradict another members observations.
You might not like what every one has to say, after all this is personal opinion, don't take it too seriously and become angry or upset if you don't like what you are told.