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        05-05-2011, 04:11 PM
    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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        05-05-2011, 04:23 PM
    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?
        05-05-2011, 04:36 PM
    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.
        05-05-2011, 10:53 PM
    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
        05-06-2011, 12:43 PM
    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.
        05-06-2011, 03:46 PM
    Green Broke
    Long back, short legs, sickle hocks, insufficient bone for the size of his body. Nice top line, nice neck, nice shoulder.
        05-06-2011, 06:01 PM
    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?
        05-06-2011, 08:12 PM
    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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