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        02-21-2008, 02:08 PM
      #31
    Trained
    I'm not challenging #13, but I don't really like his back how it like swoops in. But it's not like anything bad, just my personal taste.
         
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        02-21-2008, 02:23 PM
      #32
    Showing
    Just a note for Warmbloods:

    Many people actually look for a horse that has withers slightly higher than the hindquarters, as they are built uphill and can easily get off their forehand :)
         
        02-21-2008, 02:36 PM
      #33
    Showing
    Here are my entries:

    #18:

    2002 Dutch Warmblood Mare

    #19

    1995 Dutch Warmblood Stallion, 16.3hh
         
        02-22-2008, 02:12 AM
      #34
    Yearling
    #18 and #19 look pretty nice! I have looked back at them several time to try to find a fault that I could comment on.

    #19 - pasterns are a tad long maybe? And, his hooves look weird to me, but I am sure that is just the farriers style.
         
        02-22-2008, 02:51 PM
      #35
    Weanling
    #18
    VERY nice. There's something I don't like about her stifle/gaskin though. It looks long and weak. Could be lack of muscling - she doesn't look unfit but her legs look very slender in comparison to the rest of her. Then again, she's only a babe in the pic and not in work yet. I'd love to see her now she's all grown up.

    #19
    The way they tilt pictures to make a horse look more uphill makes me suspicious. He doesn't LOOK downhill, but then again why do it? It makes the horse look worse, not better. Arrgh. /rant
    His pasterns do look EVER so slightly long/weak. Not as major thing. Shoulder could be better, but overall he's gorgeous.
         
        02-23-2008, 10:46 PM
      #36
    Foal
    20- Gayfields Miss Lydia Pinkham-section b mare

    She's the blood bay
    21-Kentchurch Chime-welsh cob stalion

    22-Carolinas red fox-section b welsh stallion
         
        02-23-2008, 11:37 PM
      #37
    Weanling
    http://images16.fotki.com/v3/photos/...Eaup_ph-vi.jpg
    http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos...mosabi7-vi.jpg http://images19.fotki.com/v18/photos...Amerigo-vi.jpg
    http://images19.fotki.com/v19/photos...mosabi5-vi.jpg
         
        02-24-2008, 04:09 AM
      #38
    Yearling
    Okay, I am by far not a conformation expert, so others feel free to jump in with critiques :) :)

    The new pics are all Fabulous!

    #20 - the photo is pretty small, she is really pretty! No faults are popping out at me. Others have a stab at her. :)

    #21 - I know he is a stallion, and it might be his breed, but his neck is SOOO thick right near the tie in to his chest.

    #22 - I don't know if it is shading or something, but he looks really disproportionately thin at the flank area.

    #23 - (posted by arastrangrider) Gorgeous!! I am not sure of the breed standards for Arabs, but the croup/rump area is supposed to look like that right? I cannot see anything wrong with that beauty :) I love looking at Arabs.
         

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