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        06-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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    Foal
    Conformation Critique?

    This is my rescued 16.2h Appaloosa/Thoroughbred gelding "Happy"

    (he is on a downhill slant here)


    Trot under saddle




    On the longe




    Stopped to graze on a trail






         
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        06-04-2010, 12:03 AM
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    Showing
    All in all, I like him. In the first pic his hind legs look off....camped under, sickle hocked, something. His pasterns look too steep. Maybe a tad pidgeon-breasted, but nothing too noticable. High-withered, but better than wither-less! Wither-less horses are a pain to fit saddles on, because the saddle constantly slips. I have a gelding with high withers, and it's not nearly as problematic as a horse with no withers, so you've got that going to for your gelding

    Good muscling, nice strong rump, his shoulder is overall pretty nice, but a little steep. Nice throatlatch, acceptable but a little straight of a neck. Overall I really like him
         
        06-04-2010, 12:15 AM
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    Green Broke
    Equiniphile - I think he wasnt standing right in the first pic? Am I right?
         
        06-04-2010, 12:17 AM
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    Showing
    ^Oops--didn't see that. I was going to say....his legs looked alright in the other pics!
         
        06-04-2010, 12:25 AM
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    Foal
    Yeah he was standing a little funny, and on an un even ground as well.
         
        06-04-2010, 12:27 AM
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    Foal
    Just thought I would add in, what discipline would you use him for? He currently does a bit of everything lol.
         

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