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post #1 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Conformation... HONESTLY

I would love everyones honest opinion of my horses.. I will post pics.. and tell me what you HONESTLY think. Im not concerned about my feelings.

La Storm: 9 yr old Appaloosa

L A Malibu Maui: 3 yr old Appaloosa
(she was about 2.5 yrs old in these pics)

ImHeirrisistibleToo: Almost 2 yr old Appaloosa
(he was only 1 yr old in these pics though)

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 01:56 PM
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WOW! Your horses are stunning!!! Your mare, L A Malibu Maui, is my favorite :). She is just beautiful!!!

"Don't turn you disabilities into a crutch, turn them into legs and run with them"
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Try to get better conformation pics, then we will be able to better tell.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment.
It is hard to get confo pics... as I have a place of my own. And Im the only one ever out there.
And only my mare will really stand for pics to be taken...
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 02:28 PM
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Can you tie them? That's what I did with my gelding the first time I took confo pics.

I can't see a lot good or bad based on the pics. They're all pretty horses with nice color and no life altering faults (that I can see anyways). The 1 yr old is butt high, but not surprising for his age. All of their shoulders seem fairly straight as well.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-24-2010, 05:24 PM
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Terrific headquarter, with a lot of depth. Low set hock. Both good/typical for a western or working ranch horse.

Very prominent wither, with a curious dip behind the wither. Seems to be a chronic lack of muscling? Very difficult to fit a saddle to correctly. Shortish shoulder, neck tied on high on the shoulder, slight ewe or underdeveloped neck. All this together means he is built to travel somewhat hollow and inverted; will be difficult to get him to round up.

Cute head, more refined than a lot of apps.

Nothing that would keep him from being a useful pleasure horse or competing locally.

Hard to critique the yearling, other than the obvious butt high, which is typical for a horse that age.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-25-2010, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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They will tie. They just wait till im far enough away to take pictures... then the move to some god awful angle. lol.

Yea... that is one thing I hate about my gelding. His high withers. And he was VERY hard to fit for a saddle. But the good news... when hes working... he does manage to flatten out his back.
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