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        08-01-2011, 03:58 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Question Critique Mick with just one photo

    Hi all! So I have been studying and researching conformation to try to get a better eye and to be able to critique my own horse. I'm not sure I'm getting it, so when Mick decided to set himself up so nicely while in turnout, I took the attached pictures. I know you need more (many more) photos and angles to give a complete critique, but was hoping that I could get some opinions based on just what I have, so I can compare with what I see. I don't have a ready friend to help me take more pix, but will try to get some, even if just for my own education Mick is a 9 year old, 16 hand Appendix who used to barrel race and I am now working him into low level dressage, jumping, and trail riding. Sooooo.... whatcha think??
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        08-01-2011, 04:04 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    I think he is just absolutely gorgeous!!!!
         
        08-01-2011, 04:20 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Aw, thanks!! Me too, but I'm pretty biased! Funny, all I wanted was a big bay with no white... and I ended up with a tiger striped red dun with three white feet!
         
        08-01-2011, 05:39 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    =p well he is stunning. I love red duns. One of my favs.
         
        08-01-2011, 06:02 PM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    There's a lot to like about this horse. He has a nice shortish back, an uphill build, good solid shoulders and whithers, hip has anice angle. HIs hocks look solid and good, short canon bone. His pasturns are a bit upright, but not much. The only shortcoming from what I can see is that his lower neck muscles show a bit of the overdevelopment common with a horse that braces against the bit and goes inverted. But judgeing by his soft looking back muscle (evenly developed) it might be just thea shape of his neck.

    He looks like a totally solid citizen and pretty horse.
         
        08-01-2011, 07:31 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Sorry, no critique from me here but I'm from Arizona too and I was just curious if you keep your horse at Marley Farms? Sorry for creeping on ya but it looks like Marley! And I think your horse is gorgeous! Very cute and seems to be built pretty nicely.
         
        08-01-2011, 07:36 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    ITA with all that tinyliny had to say! What a wonderful looking boy!
         
        08-01-2011, 08:04 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Haley, is that you?? J/K! Good eye.. It is Marley. Unfortunately that was Saturday, his last day there.

    Thank you guys so much! We have worked really hard at getting him to carry himself properly and muscle up the right places. I think (hope) that the heavy underside of his neck is from his days as a barrel racer and will eventually atrophy.

    Question...how would you describe his shoulder? That's been the hardest thing for me to judge.
         
        08-01-2011, 08:43 PM
      #9
    Super Moderator
    I'd describe it as solid, well sloped and darn nice!
         
        08-01-2011, 10:59 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    Very cool, thanks! I think I drew about a hundred dots and lines and angles on his pictures to try to figure it all out. Shoulda just asked you guys! Lol
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