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    05-30-2010, 05:44 PM
Constructive Criticism Please!

Before I start with the pictures, I would like to give you all a little background info on Jerry. He was neglected, and he was bred (probably) by non-horsey people... His conformation isn't that great, but I can't help but love him. He's smooth as anything when you ride him though, so it doesn't matter any to me. He just had a bath before these pics, that's why he may look a ittle wet, and his tail might be flat and such. Please only do constructive criticism, as I really don't want my feelings hurt. Please point out things, but don't be nasty about it. Thanks!

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    05-30-2010, 06:18 PM
Also, I know about his hip sticking out... The vet said it was fine and that he was the perfect weight... So it doesn't bother me.
    05-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Bumpy bump bump :)
    05-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Green Broke
He seems a little post legged and his pasterns are long. From the second two photos, he may toe out a little in the front, but it's hard to tell from the angle. (Better conformation judges, correct me if I'm wrong.) A shot straight from the front and straight from the back would be helpful for further evaluation.

Otherwise, he's a pretty boy. He looks great in blue.
    05-30-2010, 07:09 PM
Yeah, his pasterns are a little long.

And he looks amazing in blue. :) I have everything in blue for him. Lol.

    05-30-2010, 07:10 PM
Is it just the pictures or is he very short and straight in his back?? I think he is a nice genuine looking pony though.
    05-30-2010, 07:13 PM
Looks to be a decent using horse but my main concern is the rear pasterns as they looked to be partially dropped or on their way to that condition.

If you look at the angle of the pasterns to the angle of the hoof the severity of the angle from the toe upwards compared to the pastern are very very different. They should be the same. The right hind seems more severe than the left.

Personally I would get a vet to look at them to see what they suggest to strengthen them.
    05-30-2010, 07:15 PM
MaggiStar- He's kind of at an angle in two of the pictures, and in the others he has his leg placed weird... I don't know if that would have any effect on his back or not...

Spyder- I don't know if this helps of not, but he is standing kind of funny in most of the pictures... I don't know much about confirmation though, so he very well could, but he is sound and everything, so it shouldn't really affect him.
    05-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Originally Posted by AngelWithoutWings54    
He's kind of at an angle in two of the pictures, and in the others he has his leg placed weird... I don't know if that would have any effect on his back or not...

In the second to last picture the horse has the right hind in a normal position and it shows very clearly the pastern/hoof angles. They are definitely off.

Edited to time if there is there is a problem now it WILL most definitely affect him.
    05-30-2010, 07:19 PM
Okay, I'll ask the vet next time he's out. It doesn't affect the way he moves, but if it could lead to injury in the future, I'll ask about it.

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