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post #1 of 17 Old 03-07-2009, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation

I know most of the weaker areas and just so you know place where this taken is a little bit of a slope.

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post #2 of 17 Old 03-07-2009, 04:02 PM
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Well spyder I am still trying to learn so correct anything that may be wrong. What I see is a nice angle in the shoulder nice throat latch and a horse that is not to thin or to fat.
The things I don't think are quite right (and please please correct me if I am wrong because I would love to learn more) If the ground is sloped and I don't know if sloped down towards the front but could be down hill, not just looking at withers but looking at how the knees and hocks line up also. I think he or she has a little bit of a long back but is hard for me to tell because compared to my boy everyone has a short back. Lol The front legs from the chest down to the fetlocks look really straight with quite an angle after that but I am not sure if this is good or bad. I think his neck cuts in high but I think that is kinda what you want in a dressage horse, right so they can hold the head correctly with out alot of problems. He seams to hold his head nice.His back end needs more muscle but not a conformation flaw.
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The slope is minor...only a matter of an inch or two from what I saw but it is a tad lower in the front. He is more or less level but the picture shows him a tad lower in the front and he really isn't.

His breeding is Hannovarian/anglo arab.
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Ok - I'm more used to stock-type and haflinger-type horses, but I will give this a try. I may be way off base.

I like his overall balance when I first look at him. I like the neck & length there. It ties in well for the arab in him. Shoulder is ok. The back looks a good length to me compared to his body length. Loin area looks a tad week and the croup is a bit steeper than I like.

Nice pasterns, front legs look good, the back legs look like they might be a bit sickle hocked.

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When I find a place that actually feeds my horse he looks much fatter.

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Wow - what a difference!!

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Imo he has a bit of "two horse syndrome", it doesn't look nearly as bad in the second picture, but from his shoulder up looks like one horse and behind that looks like a different one. I'd work on getting his hind end muscled up, because it looks weak in comparison the the neck.
Overall, I like his shoulder angle and his legs look clean, his neck is just a little short which probably what is making the two horse syndrome.

Also imo, he is a bit too porky in the second picture and looks much too stocky for my liking. I almost prefer his weight in the first picture, but the best weight would be in between the two.
I'd love to see pictures of him moving he looks like he would be a very nice leggy dressage horse. Who is the sire? (I'm assuming that's the hano)
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Imo he has a bit of "two horse syndrome", it doesn't look nearly as bad in the second picture, but from his shoulder up looks like one horse and behind that looks like a different one. I'd work on getting his hind end muscled up, because it looks weak in comparison the the neck.
Overall, I like his shoulder angle and his legs look clean, his neck is just a little short which probably what is making the two horse syndrome.

Also imo, he is a bit too porky in the second picture and looks much too stocky for my liking. I almost prefer his weight in the first picture, but the best weight would be in between the two.
I'd love to see pictures of him moving he looks like he would be a very nice leggy dressage horse. Who is the sire? (I'm assuming that's the hano)
He has mostly eventing breeding and is by Diamant


The first picture was taken when he was leased and hay was not that much on the agenda. The second picture was after I got him back from a lease and he was severly underweight we allowed him to pig out on grass for 2 months with little work. The following is after he seemed to have his fill of hay and we started to work him more regularly he "evened out'.



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Quite the scopey little jumper!!lol He acted like he should be going over things much higher. Lol

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