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post #1 of 8 Old 09-14-2009, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation Critique: 3yr old QH

There is a 3yr old QH at the barn where I volunteer. I just started noticing this weekend how beautiful and big his movements are. I have declarded him my new project so I would like some conformation critique.

He's a 3yr old QH gelding. He was backed at the age of 2, which I don't like, but I can't do anything about that. He's about 14.2-14.3. His name is Taichi (pronounced tah-chi). I'm thinking about working with him on his gaits for a few months and then I might put an offer in on him and turn him into a hunter/equitation horse. I know he won't be big, but he sure is beautiful!


Okay, any critique is welcome! I know he's still growing, but I want come form of critique :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-14-2009, 07:29 PM
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I can't help with critiquing (although he's stunning) but I do have a suggestion :-D If you are thinking about buying him, maybe work with him enough to decide if you like him, then buy him sooner than later (or do a lease to buy) The price will go up the more you work with him. It would suck to put in a ton of work, only to have his price go up when you want to buy him because of YOUR time and effort
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-14-2009, 07:33 PM
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he looks a little toed out in front, but it could just be the way he is standing in the pic. he also looks a little cow hocked.

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I'm going to work about 6 months and then think about getting him. The barn is at a Girl Scout camp, so they are always looking for kid-safe horses. I might look at kid horses for sale around the same price I want to offer for him, then suggest that horse to the camp. Then they'd basically be trading :) If that makes any sense at all! Something going for me is that he bucks when he canters. Not kid safe at all :)

He is a little toed out, but I was trying to square him up in some of these pictures, so he looks kinda awkward :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-16-2009, 01:11 AM
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Really neat colour, and good bone in those legs, I lvoe to see good bone under a horse. As mentioned his legs aren't perfect, but I think he will be just fine.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-16-2009, 11:04 AM
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He looks a little camped out and his neck ties into his shoulders weird... His hindquarters are rather weak-looking overall, but I like his shoulder angle and he's got nice solid front legs. It would help if he filled out and gained muscle.

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Yeah, I'm going to work with him a lot and get him to work through his hindquarters instead of just being on the forehand. I see a lot of trotting in our future! lol
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