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    12-31-2010, 12:56 AM
Crit him as a possible hunter/dressage prospect

I know they're now the best for conformation, but what I'm really looking for is movement/shape as far as his possibilities. He's 12 years old, arab gelding, needs a new job, we're thinking hunter and/or dressage. Pretty show sour as he is too smart to walk/trot/canter in circles all day.

If you cannot tell anything from these photos let me know what kind I need to get tomorrow. Thanks!!

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    12-31-2010, 02:55 AM
What level would you like to do?
    12-31-2010, 10:07 AM
Is that the same horse as in the 1st picture? If so, it is too bad he has been let go and loose condition but I se he has shoes on so I assume he is being worked. Looks like he has really lost his top line
    12-31-2010, 10:16 AM
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Wow, he was once a beautiful horse! Just looks like he has been a pasture ornament for a few years.

As for conformation photos it is best if he is unsaddled and standing square. You can't tell much when they are moving. Photos taken from the front, both sides and from behind are best.
    12-31-2010, 12:05 PM
Yes he was pastured for a while, under light-meduim work. The second and third photos were right after the last photo, he was shown this fall (which is why he had padded shoes on..).

As far as levels go I'm only a beginner at dressage and jumping, so I'm sure we'd only do some local shows and at the end of the season some rated shows. I plan on doing some haul ins and working with my hunter/dressage trainer. :) I'll get some photos in a few hours. Thanks!

And yes, it is the same horse, but the first photo was taken in 2006 and his grey has changed quite a bit since then ;)
    12-31-2010, 03:10 PM
Just curious, how tall is he? He looks to be a good sized arab!
    12-31-2010, 03:14 PM
Well, if he is show sour, then doing dressage with him would require you to do a ton of circling.
He's a cute horse and is not as but high as many Arabs are. That's good for dressage. Overall, he looks good to me.
The lack of muscling behind his withers suggests he might have been wearing a saddle that constricted his shoulders for a LONG time. Since he is gray, you would not be able to see if any white hairs had developed from bad saddle fit, but the way he is hollow behind the prominant wither could be from that.

If you do showing, thing about doing something fun and stimulating for him like trail riding, to freshen him for more arena work. Also, working on uneven ground will develop his muscles. Show horses are often worked only in arenas; flat and excellent footing. Need to ride on hills and uneven footing to build baance and muscle .
    12-31-2010, 03:26 PM
Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy    
Just curious, how tall is he? He looks to be a good sized arab!
He's 15.3hh :)

Hm, I've never thought about that, I'll check into his saddle fitting. He's really a hot horse so we do a lot of circles & serpentines already ;)

I'm uploading photos right now, I'll post them in a second. Videos will be posted in about 40 minutes
    12-31-2010, 03:34 PM

    12-31-2010, 04:15 PM
I just edited these real quick, sorry for quality :(

You can crit my riding if you want as well. Keep in mind this is the first time I have ridden him in a while and I didn't try to keep him bridled the whole ride.

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