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post #11 of 17 Old 01-15-2009, 03:10 PM
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No good at critiques, but I love the halter! Where did you get it? I feel like I've seen it before.
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post #12 of 17 Old 01-15-2009, 04:08 PM
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He looks a little under-muscled, but not bad at all for a sprinting style thoroughbred. He has all the normal TB flaws, long back, which will make it harder and more important to built up his topline. He is slightly downhill, but all sprinters are to a certain extent and he isn't that downhill. He seems slightly over the knee, not too bad. I really like his legs overall, he isn't too light in bone. I also really like his hindquarters, which are nicely muscled, as well as his shoulders.

He looks nicely built for jumping. What do you do on him?


Added: Also, that you for putting up such usable pictures.

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post #13 of 17 Old 01-16-2009, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! When I first got Joe as a 3 year old he was skin and bone, you could see most of his ribs, no muscle on him and he was terribly sun bleached. With lots of proper grooming, feeding of grain and riding he has blossomed I have been trying different things to build more muscle on him, but im not sure if there is anything else I can do to get muscle on his neck, back area, and his hind quarters. Any suggestions? Joe tends to pull down on me because he is soo used to shifting all his weight on his front end like when they race, so my trainer gave us a new bit to help get him under himself. It is working and he is gaining more muscle in his neck...

juju---- I got the halter from Raraequus.com (i think that is right) they have a lot of cute stuff on there! That was his Christmas present

Kchfuller--- Yes his feet are awful, even when he gets them trimmed. Since I lease Joe I have to use the farrier the barn owner is friends with and well he doesnt do it really right and therefore joe has contracted heels. As long as I call enough in advance his feet usually don't get too bad, im waiting for the guy to retire so I can get someone else.

Supermane--- yah he is downhill, I wish I had this pic that really shows it off but I can't find it! I think he is actually getting better because we have been working getting him on his hind end and more under himself but we still have a lot of work! I actually do jumpers on him so I guess we picked the perfect discipline. Gawd he can really really boost you over a fence! I mean this horse has Jump on him! And when I first started jumping him he would practically jump me off! I mean for the longest time he would jump about a foot and a half over the fence! (cause he hates knocking rails like he will get pissed and throw his head if we knock anything!) When I get him set up just right at a fence, he will jump it beautifully (or at least I am told lol).


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post #14 of 17 Old 01-17-2009, 02:07 PM
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Looks like he's muscling in nicely, starting from the back. I'd work a bit on toning the chest and definitely the neck and he'll balance right out. Beautiful color.

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post #15 of 17 Old 01-17-2009, 03:14 PM
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Actually I don't think he is down hill or ewe necked. It seems more that his high withers gives that impression. I wish he had a little more heart girth but that may be in his breeding. His neck is a little thin, his pasterns are a little long, and he is a little long in the back for my tastes but I'm more of a Quarter Horse person so I look at all horses with that eye.

I always loved a Bay color and yours is a nice example.

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post #16 of 17 Old 01-17-2009, 04:16 PM
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Actually I don't think he is down hill or ewe necked. It seems more that his high withers gives that impression. I wish he had a little more heart girth but that may be in his breeding. His neck is a little thin, his pasterns are a little long, and he is a little long in the back for my tastes but I'm more of a Quarter Horse person so I look at all horses with that eye.

I always loved a Bay color and yours is a nice example.
I agree, he doesn't have a ewe neck, he just has shark fin withers. However, he is most definitely downhill, the shark-withers just make it harder to see. He isn't super downhill, but it you draw the lines it's pretty clear.
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post #17 of 17 Old 01-18-2009, 07:42 PM
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he's shiny! Lol, i'm soo sick of fuzzy dirty hairballs! Haha

Confro wise he looks to have a short croup and long back, and needs more neck muscles because he has a thicker throatlatch, but I love his expression!
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