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        07-09-2007, 09:22 AM
    Could you critique his conformation?

    Hey, this is Tyler, he is a 6-7 y.o. TB Gelding. I was just wondering what you think of his conformation. Sorry if the pictures aren't the best!

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        07-09-2007, 10:39 AM
    Hes gorgeous the only thing I could say is that his hocks seem slightly taller then his knees would could make him a bit harder to bring his hocks under himself (but then it could just be the picture)
        07-09-2007, 11:09 PM
    Well, isn't Tyler just the cutest darned thing??! Love that second picture!! I'm not really seeing anything that's screaming bad confo here. I loovve to give critiques, but I also love good squared up pictures to base an honest opinion on. He's got a good set of TB withers, he lacks a little muscle tone, I'm seeing more fat on him than muscle and I think he could use a good work program/diet especially if he's full blood tb. I really like him, but I'd really like to see a nice squared up picture of him, so I can really give a good critique. Did I mention he was cute? :P
        07-09-2007, 11:23 PM
    How much grain are you giving him per day? And can you get a picture of a back view?? :)
        07-10-2007, 07:11 AM
    Yes, he is a pudgy thing... The second picture is a few months ago, and since then he has lost quite a few pounds, and gained quite a bit of energy. I'll try to get a back picture soon as well As for grain he gets a scoop in the morning and a scoop at night five times a week, then a scoop in the morning and bran mash at night, twice a week. I considered putting him on a diet once, but he loves his food too much and I wuld feel awful cutting it down. :roll: he eats his grain like its his last meal. As for his hocks, They might be slightly taller, (the pictures are all a bit sloped though) but he collects himself quite nicely. Thank You!

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