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  • Starkon arabian gelding

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    09-07-2011, 01:23 AM
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Foal
Critique 26 1/2 y/o Arab please :)

This is Starkon. He is a 26 1/2 y/o Arabian gelding sired by Ana Baskon and out of Garnish. I got him when he was 20 and we did 4-H for 4 years and NBHA for 2 years as well. He has recurrent uveitis and fractured his RH sesamoid in winter 2006 but after several lamenes exams in the past 3 years has been proven sound. He gets ridden 3 plus times a week depending on weather and on trail rides we ride for 2 miles at the least at a working trot/canter. He has done everything from western pleasure to eventing to barrel racing and reining. Be as harsh as you want and I can get more pictures if you want.


     
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    09-07-2011, 01:29 AM
  #2
Yearling
I'm on mobile so I can't critique right now, but he's gorgeous! I'm a sucker for black arabs :)
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    09-07-2011, 01:46 AM
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Trained
I love this horse!!!! Only thing I will fault him on is his long back, not very characteristic of the Arabian breed. Other than being nitpicky about other minor things, I will just say, he is beautiful and enjoy him.
     
    09-07-2011, 01:48 AM
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Foal
I think the fact that he is still going well at his age says that his conformation works for him...no matter what anyone says :).
He looks wonderful! I have a few oldies that still do work in my barn also and I just love them.
     
    09-07-2011, 01:52 AM
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Super Moderator
I agree with waresbear. Very nice looking horse, built to last!
     
    09-07-2011, 08:46 AM
  #6
Foal
He is a beautiful old guy! Sometimes, especially when dealing with greenies a lot, it is a blessing to have a "golden oldie" to work with. It is great that you still ride and condition him, a factor that I bet overall is great for his well being.
     
    09-07-2011, 09:08 AM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by StreakersCowgurl    
I think the fact that he is still going well at his age says that his conformation works for him...no matter what anyone says :).
He looks wonderful! I have a few oldies that still do work in my barn also and I just love them.
Ditto that. He is 26-1/2 and has more than earned the right to not be faulted for anything in this life.

I have a 25-1/2 yo Arab whom I rescued 18+ years ago starving and injured. He has some physical flaws because of that but his heart is very gentle - he has never bit, kicked, reared, or bucked - THAT to me is flawless.

Enjoy your 26-1/2 yo for who he is
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    09-07-2011, 12:04 PM
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Weanling
I think he's pretty but I know nothing about confirmation. LOL
     

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