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    09-09-2011, 05:39 PM
Conformation Critique

I'd like to see what you thought of my boy's conformation. 16.2hh 6-yr old Thoroughbred. I forgot to do front and rear shots, but he is straight-legged.
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    09-09-2011, 06:24 PM
No critique from me, but I just have to say he is gorgeousssss. I would seriously consider stealing him haha.
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    09-09-2011, 06:28 PM
Bring me Robbie and we can talk
    09-09-2011, 06:54 PM
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Very typey Thoroughbred. All good! Nice form all around.
    09-09-2011, 06:59 PM
Ahaha, deal!
I seriously wish your guy and robbie could have babies. They would be sooooo cute. And very conformationally correct! ;)
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    09-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Thank you, Tiny. I'm so glad to see he's finally developing the beginnings of a topline. We have our first official hunter show next Saturday, and I've been trying to get him ready with not much room for riding.

This boy can TROT. If I trot him in hand, he keeps his pace the same whether we're practically piaffeing or long trotting as fast as I can jog. When he pushes his stride out, it's unbelievable. It makes for a lovely extended trot under saddle
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    09-09-2011, 08:36 PM
The first thing that stands out to me in these photos is how upright his front pasterns are and how upright he looks through his entire front leg.
Other than that he looks very nicely put together and nothing jumps out at me.

Looks like a lovely boy allround.
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    09-09-2011, 11:10 PM
Thanks, CB. His pasterns have always concerned me, but the farrier has his own regimen going for correcting the angle of his feet to keep the strain off his pasterns. His weight is still down; we've had a heck of a time finding good quality hay, but just stocked the loft with 350 nice 2nd/3rd cutting bales, so we should be good for a few months.
    09-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Does anyone else think the first picture makes him look an awful lot like his grandsire, Miswaki?

    09-10-2011, 12:57 PM
His legs do look quite upright, but changing his hoof angles will certainly help a little.

I really like his whole topline. It could still have a little more muscle, but his neck is higher set, and blends into his withers very nicely.
Build up his hind end a little more, and he'll look fab.

Honestly, his conformation is quite correct, except for the uprightness. I really like him.

I definitely do see the grand-sire resemblence. Nice looking thoroughbred.

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