Conformation Critique? 11yr old OTTB
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Conformation Critique? 11yr old OTTB

This is a discussion on Conformation Critique? 11yr old OTTB within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Cooper is a 11 yr old OTTB
  • Mercedes ottb

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-31-2010, 04:08 PM
  #1
Foal
Conformation Critique? 11yr old OTTB

Hi!
I am really interested in learning more about understand a horse's conformation and how it effects their way of going. I would love it if someone would take the time to critique my mare and explain in detail how they come to each conclusion. She is a 11yr old, 15.1h, OTTB that I hope to eventually get her into the hunter ring. I appreciate any comments.


Pics:







Jog: (she was less than enthusastic for this )




Thanks! :)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-31-2010, 06:57 PM
  #2
Banned
Purchase yourself the three volume series: Principles of Conformation Analysis by Dr. Deb Bennett

Those will explain conformation in detail and biomechanics, and how it all works together to create movement and such in great depth.

Overall she's a well-structured individual, but still racy in her conformation, which goes against you as a riding mount. In particular she is downhill built and has a high hock and stifle set. The only other thing is that her neck is set low and roughly connected. You can see by her neck musculature (the bulge at the lower cervical curve), and how she carries it in the trot videos that she doesn't lift her base of neck, but instead drops it and roots it. As long as she does that, she'll never come through from behind.
     
    04-07-2010, 11:23 AM
  #3
Foal
Bump .
     
    04-07-2010, 12:12 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I agree with what Mercedes said... =)
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
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:

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.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTTB conformation and weight? pattarmm Horse Riding Critique 5 03-20-2010 05:53 AM
11yr Old Red Dun Mare - San Jose, CA WhinniesWhitney Horses for Sale 0 12-31-2009 06:26 PM
Critique OTTB - Possible Buy AztecBaby Horse Riding Critique 33 04-19-2009 05:37 PM
Critique me and my OTTB jumpwhat007 Jumping 4 04-18-2009 04:48 PM
Critique of this OTTB missy06 Horse Riding Critique 16 09-18-2008 11:30 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0