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post #1 of 4 Old 10-22-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Conformation Of My Oldenburg Gelding?

Here's My Oldenburg Gelding Petey:
This was taken when he was about 8, and he is 10 now, so he has since filled out and gained for muscle.




Please judge his conformation!
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-22-2011, 10:01 PM
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I don't know a thing about the breed standard or type, so won't comment there. I will say that as an example of a generic horse, he is built exceedingly well. I would like to see more angle to his hock, and a hair less angle to his pasterns. A stronger back and flatter hip would be nice, as well, but overall, he's a horse I'd be proud to own.
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-22-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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His fetlocks have gotten better, because we let the heals of his hoofs grow out more.
Also, he usually doesn't carry his head all that high. ;)
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-23-2011, 04:19 PM
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The thing that stands out to be is how high in the wither he appears as well as having a very sharp slope to his shoulder. He has a slightly steep slope to his croup as well, though his legs look pretty good, straight and sound.

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