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        09-18-2009, 10:45 PM
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    Conformation critique, please? : ]

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2567/...76694c76_o.jpg


    I'm just curious (and trying to learn more about conformation).



    I think she's goose-rumped and a little camped out (but she's gaited). She toes out in the front a TINY bit, her belly is pretty big, and I think her neck is a tiny bit too short to be proportionate, but that's being really picky. I don't think she has the cleanest throatlatch, either.

    I don't know that much, though. Please, if you can, be as detailed as possible. And point out the good things as well as the bad things.
         
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        09-18-2009, 10:53 PM
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    Yearling
    O.O wow.

    All I can say is.. she's GORGEOUS!!! O_o
         
        09-19-2009, 01:08 AM
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    Weanling
    I second that! I think she's gorgeous. She may have the things that you pointed out, but I really think they're quite minor, to me she is quite a well together put horse.
         
        09-19-2009, 07:18 AM
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    Weanling
    To do a conformation critique you really need a much better picture of the horse standing square and pics from the side, front and back.
         
        09-19-2009, 12:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by weefoal    
    To do a conformation critique you really need a much better picture of the horse standing square and pics from the side, front and back.


    I know that, but you can't critique anything if you only have one picture? Three of her legs are square (including both of the inside ones). I don't think it matters much unless you're judging her from the front and back, which you're not. Google search conformation pictures... Almost none of them have all four legs square.
         
        09-19-2009, 12:39 PM
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CloudsMystique    
    I know that, but you can't critique anything if you only have one picture? Three of her legs are square (including both of the inside ones). I don't think it matters much unless you're judging her from the front and back, which you're not. Google search conformation pictures... Almost none of them have all four legs square.
    Actually it does matter... quite a bit.
    Proper leg placement can affect the way the entire horse looks. It can change shoulder angles, it can change hip angles, it can even make a horse look up- or downhill when they really aren't. It can affect a person's judgement of pastern angles as well.
    Proper camera angle can change the length of back, head, and neck.
    Can we do a confo critique on that picture? Kind of, but it won't be accurate.
         
        09-19-2009, 12:42 PM
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    Example:

    Versus:


    (still not great photos, I have better ones on my home computer, but you can see the difference in leg position, and camera angle. Excuse his tubbe tummy, he's been off work for 5 months)
         
        09-20-2009, 05:07 PM
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    She is definantly a gorgeous girl. I love black horses.
         
        09-20-2009, 10:11 PM
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    Okay, well, thanks for trying...
         
        09-20-2009, 10:18 PM
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    From what I can tel from those pictures (again, if you get better pictures, mane not in the way, etc, I can do better):
    - nice shoulder
    - short back
    - goose rump
    - low-set tail
    - odd angles on the front pasterns
    - possibly a tad sickle hocked

    There ya go.
    Better pictures would really help.
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