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post #1 of 6 Old 04-25-2009, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Critique my appy

I feel like seeing what other people think about my horse. I love him to death and yes I know he isn't conformation sound enough to be strikingly handsome haha. Any who as for the photos. I don't have access to a digital camera at the moment, and so I had only my phone to take some quick pics. He isn't standing perfect but I am sure its enough to get some forum of critique out of him.

As for his info. He is a Appaloosa (his stud was a racing type and his mother was more of the stocky ranch type). He will be 17 this year, and has been mostly a trail/semi open show horse for me. I've had him for four years and he has packed on a lot more muscle then when I first got him.

From what I can see, he has a rather large head (which appies tend to have I think). His back is on the long side, and I am not sure if his shoulder is straight. In the second photo I think his toes seem a bit out, but I think he was super relaxed there, and was just lazy how he was standing haha. But he sure does have a veryyy nice lope to him which is like a rocking horse, and his trot is amazingly smooth.





Here are some other fun pictures of him. He is very level headed and what I would concider bombproof in a horse (yes, I know no horse is bombproof, but this guy isn't bothered by anything).



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post #2 of 6 Old 04-25-2009, 03:33 PM
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I don't know much about conformation, but he is a cutie. I love that last picture, he seems like he's got a great personality
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I think he looks pretty darn good, though I wouldn't necessarily agree with the long back assesment. I like his muscling and his legs look nice and straight with good bone. Yes, his head seems a touch on the heavy/blocky side... but if he's got a calm temperament, he's worth his weight in gold no matter what his conformation is (as long as it's not inhibiting him, anyway).
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
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This isn't a critique I just wanted to say hes got cute markings.

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-26-2009, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know much about conformation, but he is a cutie. I love that last picture, he seems like he's got a great personality
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This isn't a critique I just wanted to say hes got cute markings.
Hehe thanks! Hes awesome and yes hes got an amazing personality. Hes so obedient but hes got such a laid back attitude on everything. That last picture I actually got several, the photographer loved him because he yawned ten times during showmanship (that photo was when I was set up for the judge haha). I could probably make a moving photo out of how many I got of him yawning haha.

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I think he looks pretty darn good, though I wouldn't necessarily agree with the long back assesment. I like his muscling and his legs look nice and straight with good bone. Yes, his head seems a touch on the heavy/blocky side... but if he's got a calm temperament, he's worth his weight in gold no matter what his conformation is (as long as it's not inhibiting him, anyway).
Aw thanks. Thats what I think about the weight in gold thing. I wouldn't trade him for a thoroughbred that ran and won the triple crown that spooks at everything and won't pay attention to what I have to show him.

Oh by the way, his coloring is what they call a varnished red roan. (when he was a baby he was completly chestnut with just a little white snowflaked butt haha. Very cute. But its amazing how appaloosas change colors throughout their lives haha). He has one spot, and its at the dock of his tail about the size of a big thumbprint hehe. You can kinda see it in the second photo.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-26-2009, 08:44 AM
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love the last picture haha!

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