Critique this 3 yr old

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Critique this 3 yr old

This is a discussion on Critique this 3 yr old within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Critique this 3 yr old

Hey everyone- what does everyone think of my boy?
I posted some pics when I first got him, but they were not the best for a conformation critique. This one's not the best, but its better than the last one and it was difficult to get him to stand still .
He is sickle hocked, but I have been doing stretches and excersises suggested from a therapist, and he is comming along really good- the hocks are not angled as much as when I first brought him home, so I think its working.
He also is over a bit in the shoulder, but that is just the way he was standing at the time, he usually stands square in the front.

Ps- don't mind the skinny-ness

Sponsored Links
    08-22-2011, 12:04 AM
The only thing I can see is his front legs are set a bit wide and looks like he may be pigeon toed. He is very handsome(:
    08-22-2011, 01:33 AM
He is what breed?
He is calf kneed, meaning back at the knee. He definintely is sickle hocked and I think it is part of his conformation. J Sometimes horses stand under with the hind leg and look sickle hocked but they are actually standing that way only due to pain in the back or feet. He might have some pelvic/back pain, but you would know that by the way he moves. His loin area is pretty far back and his croup is a bit short and flat. His neck length is good and shoulders look good.
He has a lovely face and a sweet looking disposition.

He does look toed in on the front left but maybe that's just the photo.
    08-22-2011, 08:09 AM
Thanks for the replies. He is a standardbred. Was raced a few times then apparently fell in the paddock and injured his front left tendon.
He is sound at the moment, but I have not ridden him yet due to his poor weight.
Someone mentioned that he may have been standing with his back under to try and take some weight off his front end when his tendon was injured, but I do not know much about that.
He is a bit toed in on the front and one back leg- the farriers comming out this weekend to take a look and see if there is anything she can do for it.
Posted via Mobile Device
    08-22-2011, 03:41 PM
Green Broke
He needs a good deal more groceries. He is thin and that does not help him at all.

He is sickle hocked and calf kneed as well as tied in below the knee. Back is a bit long and the coupling is rough. He has a pencil neck that could be improved with more groceries and with maturity coupled with correct training to build the top of his neck.

None of this will keep him from being a decent riding horse for trails and pleasure.
    08-22-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone. This woman showed me how to measure them today to see how tall they will get. I measured him at 16.2 hands- that seems a little big though, so I must have done it wrong (measured from the joint in the middle of the knee, to the top of the hoof) He was 15.2 when I got him a month ago, and in the past month he has grown like a weed (back end has gone up approx an inch). I guess now that he's getting some good food, his body is trying to catch up in growth.
He's gained quite a bit of weight in the last month, but still has a long way to go.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Western Riding critique and confo critique on Romeo Pidge Horse Riding Critique 19 10-09-2012 03:21 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0