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    09-05-2011, 02:13 PM
  #1
Yearling
crit my 7 year gelding please?:)

This is cody. He is my 7 year old breed stalk paint gelding. I purchased him almost 6 months ago. Im hoping to show in games (barrels,pole bending, key hole etc et) next summer. And in the long run I want to show in games, trail, and plessure. No big shows just local shaddle clubs etc. we also just do trail rides with friends etc. I was just wondering what thought of him.

He's not compleatly square but I did the best I could. He's not tied, I just have the line over the fence so he thinks he is, only so he wouldnt drop his head and eat grass. He's a good boy though :)

I hope these are ok





He's not a cribber. I think he just got bored standing there for the photoshoot lol


His feet need to be done. Farriers coming out soon.






And tail pulled off to side,incase its needed.
     
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    09-05-2011, 05:38 PM
  #2
Green Broke
My first impression over all is what a nice boy he is. Like his top line, shoulder, neck and tie from back to croup. Knees are placed low. Pretty color.

However, he is back at the knee and tied in below the knee and his hocks are a bit high so it affects the angle of his hind leg. He is bench kneed (cannons are offset to the outside of his knee).

His feet look large and flat/flared in front and the rings have me wondering if he has founded at some point (tho the same rings are on the rear feet so they may just indicate a big change in diet about 6 months ago). He bneeds a farrier and a trim and probably would benefit from having shoes.

From the rear he is correct.

Her will probably do fine for what you plan. I would probably look at putting Professional Choice boots on him in front when you start riding him hard in the ring for barrels etc. That would help support the tendons in front where he is back at the knee.

I had a horse that was back at the knee and trained her for dressage and trail riding and she never took a lame step.
     
    09-06-2011, 12:19 AM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Elana    
My first impression over all is what a nice boy he is. Like his top line, shoulder, neck and tie from back to croup. Knees are placed low. Pretty color.

However, he is back at the knee and tied in below the knee and his hocks are a bit high so it affects the angle of his hind leg. He is bench kneed (cannons are offset to the outside of his knee).

His feet look large and flat/flared in front and the rings have me wondering if he has founded at some point (tho the same rings are on the rear feet so they may just indicate a big change in diet about 6 months ago). He bneeds a farrier and a trim and probably would benefit from having shoes.

From the rear he is correct.

Her will probably do fine for what you plan. I would probably look at putting Professional Choice boots on him in front when you start riding him hard in the ring for barrels etc. That would help support the tendons in front where he is back at the knee.

I had a horse that was back at the knee and trained her for dressage and trail riding and she never took a lame step.
ok I will look into the boots. Is there anything else that would help with support? Just curious. As far as I know he never founded. At least not in the 5 years his old owner had him (shes very honest and I have no reason to beilive that she would lie to me. I trust her). But yes he is in much need for a trim. Iv been having trouble with his front feet this summer. They dry out and crack. Iv been applying hoof conditiner and it helped alot. But I left on vacation for a week, and came back and he was missing half a foot almost. Farrier did the best he could and it broke off a bit again. I swear that one hoof will be the death of me. He's always been barefoot but I am considering shoeing him next summer if its so dry again. I wasnt told much about his diet when I bought him. But I only had him on hay until recently when we've started on a little bit of sweet feed just enough so I can give him supliments (glucosamine and bioten). I don't like sweet feed much but....

He is a nice colour, and he goes black in the winter so its a win win situation :) he's a great boy and I love him to death

Im glad to know that the flaws he has wont lead to lameness with what I hace planned for us. That eases my mind. He's my first horse so im kinda learning as I go.

Thank you so much
     
    09-06-2011, 12:23 AM
  #4
Trained
Nice horse, good luck with your plans with him.
     
    09-06-2011, 12:27 AM
  #5
Yearling
Thanks :)
     
    09-06-2011, 12:47 AM
  #6
Super Moderator
I agree with Elana almost verbatim. I see the bench knee, but only in his left knee. But it's there. I also saw the back at the knee. But on the good side, he has lots of bone in his hock and shoulder and fetlocks, very clean hocks (no swelling at all). He looks overall really sturdy and I would think he could do anytihing but might not be so good for hard core jumping.

Have you tried adding some oil to his feed? (for his feet)
He looks a bit like he could pack on the weight pretty easily. Ride him, lots!
     
    09-06-2011, 07:42 AM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I agree with Elana almost verbatim. I see the bench knee, but only in his left knee. But it's there. I also saw the back at the knee. But on the good side, he has lots of bone in his hock and shoulder and fetlocks, very clean hocks (no swelling at all). He looks overall really sturdy and I would think he could do anytihing but might not be so good for hard core jumping.

Have you tried adding some oil to his feed? (for his feet)
He looks a bit like he could pack on the weight pretty easily. Ride him, lots!
what kind of oil would you sugest? And yes he can gain weight pretty easily, he's an easy keeper. Almost too easy lol he was off of riding for july and only light riding this month, because I noticed his back was sore and the vet and massage thereapist sugested a month off. So we did alot of lunging over the summer to keep his hay belly off lol i'm going to try and get the massage thereapist out again soon and hopefully get the clear to start doing heavier riding. Im starting college tomorow so its all going to be a nice balencing act between work, school, and my boy. But i'll be ****ed if he gets put on thr back burner.
     
    09-06-2011, 08:32 AM
  #8
Green Broke
When his back is better get him out of the ring and trotting up hills.. and get him trotting over caveletti in the ring. Build those abdominal muscles and they will help support his back. Long hills, loose rein (so he can lean into the hill) and a steady trot will do this boy wonders.
     
    09-06-2011, 06:46 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Elana    
When his back is better get him out of the ring and trotting up hills.. and get him trotting over caveletti in the ring. Build those abdominal muscles and they will help support his back. Long hills, loose rein (so he can lean into the hill) and a steady trot will do this boy wonders.
ok thanks!! I'll have to find some good hills. Its mostly farmers feilds around my barn. Is caveletti just trotting poles or is it something special and inparticular?
     

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