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post #1 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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critique my boys conformation

This is my boy Chex. I have always wonder what people think of his conformation. He's a 7 year old registered Quarter Horse Gelding. We only do the odd trail ride, but we're going to start riding alot more this year. I can handle the tough critique so don't be shy to say the honest truth abut him :)
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 03:23 PM
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I'm no conformation expert, but I will say that I love his colouring, and his dapples! And also, is he a bit overweight, or is that just the QH look? How tall is he?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you :) His color is something different. He changes color so much. I don't think he's overweight. He's around 15.2 I think. I'll have to measure him for his exact measurements.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 09:53 PM
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he is in good health ;) also his withers are in a strange place ? Lol one of my riders had a horse like this and she had a hard time finding a saddle for her. Once you start riding him more his back end will improve and build more muscle but over all very cute boy
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-06-2011, 11:43 AM
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He's fat! Long back, solid legs (possibly very mildly calf-kneed), good enough neck from what I can see, nice shoulder, overall nice hind but I'm not entirely keen on his hock angle--seems the slightest bit sickled.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-06-2011, 02:46 PM
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Long back, short legs, sickle hocks, insufficient bone for the size of his body. Nice top line, nice neck, nice shoulder.

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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He's a cutie, and stocky like I like 'em! He seems to have smokiness on his legs; color gurus correct me, but does he have the silver gene do you think?
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-06-2011, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :)
He's my special man. I love him no matter what faults he has!
Equiniphile, I have no clue if he carries the silver gene. I have a post about is color in the color board. He's registered as a Palomino.
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