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    06-03-2010, 11:53 PM
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
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
Green Broke
Equiniphile - I think he wasnt standing right in the first pic? Am I right?
    06-04-2010, 12:17 AM
^Oops--didn't see that. I was going to say....his legs looked alright in the other pics!
    06-04-2010, 12:25 AM
Yeah he was standing a little funny, and on an un even ground as well.
    06-04-2010, 12:27 AM
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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