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        03-14-2009, 02:57 PM
    Originally Posted by randiekay215    
    So far I have found out that the horses out of his bloodlines are late bloomers. His dam was as well as her dam and the sire as well as the sire's dam. So I still have a bit of hope. I'll be happy if he makes it to 14.3hh. He's at 14.1 right now. Not as tall as I like, but that's not a make or break, especially with him! I think we may have just a couple more inches, but who knows! I also agree that his pasterns are on the short side, but I too like them shorter than longer. And as far as his bones/legs/feet go he has some pretty sturdy support! He doesn't have the thin little chicken legs that my boyfriend's mare has...THANK GOODNESS!! :)
    Honest opinion here.

    I think he will be 14.2 and anymore you will be very lucky to get.

    Starting from the head.

    Cute face nice eyes and looks to be the kind that will take training well. The neck is too short for the rest of him and underdeveloped, probably due to lack of work. Would have liked to have seen a finer throat latch as it is a little thick. Shoulders not straight but would have like more slope so he could be a but rough in the striding. The short pasterns will not help this way but the angles are good so that may negate some of the striding. Solid front legs with no obvious problems but does appear to be tied in at the elbows so that could affect the length and flexibility of the stride (shortening it some).

    Decent body with an acceptable topline, good loins and I do like his "engine" (haunches) as I think this is the best part of him and cannot find anything to really critize here. Sometimes a good engine can overcome other faults so until you see him undersaddle you will not really know.

    What I would do is lunge this horse with side reins ( to get neck development) and make him use the weaker front half. Hopefully the better half (haunches) will force the front end to work more and become more developed.
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        03-27-2009, 04:09 PM
    That's some very good advice spyder. I will definitely try it!!

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