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post #1 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Conformation For Jumping!!!

Hello everybody, I just wanted to know what you all thought of my horses conformation! I've been training "Poncho" for showjumping and my trainer says he has perfect conformation for it! What do you guys think! He is 14.3hh and 14 y/o! He is a mustang and is extremely energetic, he was just tired from me riding him all day and believe it or not... he didn't break a sweat!!!!! Sorry for the funny angle but, he is just slightly cow-hocked, I'm working on his back strength, and he is on a diet because he is a little chubby, at the moment!

So what do you think of my pretty boy! Believe it or not he only weighs 875lbs.! Ohh, he's sooo aerodynamic!!!!!
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-29-2009, 08:32 PM
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very fancey looking horse,i wouldnt have guess he was a mustang.

its horse show time in tennessee!!!!!!!
what im not paranoid!!! ....whos asking???
proud to be a southerner!!!
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post #3 of 16 Old 07-30-2009, 06:38 AM
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he is very cute, what height are you jumping now?
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-31-2009, 06:39 AM
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aww hes gorgeous!

Humans are like Slinkies. Practically useless, but still fun to push down the stairs.
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post #5 of 16 Old 08-01-2009, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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He is cute isn't he! I have some more pics of his confo. now! Thanx for the comments! We just started particular training and we are focusing on 1' at the moment, since we just started this year! I'll try and get some jumping pics ASAP! He is barefoot at the moment, cause he has incredibly hard and solid feet, and shoes are extremely pricey, up here so yeah! Heres more pics! Tell me what you think!

He's in draw reins right now, because he has a high headset, and draw reins help him use his back muscles a little bit! And YES, I know how to use them properly!
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-01-2009, 10:34 PM
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Jumping wise, he looks like a sturdy little guy. His front legs look very solid, and his behind is a little small, but looks powerful. He's got a nice slight uphill build, and if you get him working off of his hind-end, this will benefit him for jumping.

I did notice that he looks a little camped under, and that his neck is a little thick, but it shouldn't affect him too much.

I like him =] And everyone is right, he is very fancy for a mustang!

~Kait & Mark~
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-01-2009, 10:37 PM
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I never would have guessed he was a mustang. He's very good looking.
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post #8 of 16 Old 09-09-2009, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the complements! Does anybody else have a mustang on here!?! Any pics!?!
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post #9 of 16 Old 09-09-2009, 07:12 PM
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It appears he has a white spot on his shoulder.....did he have that when you got him, or is that recent?

It looks as though he has rotated shoulders. In the first picture you can see his shoulder looks bulgy, so essentially he is carrying himself on the forehand and not extending his shoulders. From where your saddle is placed, I can see it's too far forward, which causes him to carry himself in this manner.
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post #10 of 16 Old 09-25-2009, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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My saddle pad is what made that mark because it is shaped like the saddle and it slid forward and messed the hair up a little! And the white spots on both sides of his shoulder is from when he was a rental horse and he had a very ill-fitting saddle on him all day long! THOSE *******S!!!!!
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