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        07-10-2007, 01:07 AM
    Yeah I don't know why I didn't take a front picture? MY mind works in strange ways...

    Yes he is toed out in front more so on the right than the left. If you look very closely he is slightly knock kneed as well. Which fits his dorky personality I guess.

    He is actually not at all calf kneed if anything he is over at the knee. Which I'd rather have seeing as not many problems come from that except for being clumsy and having to work a bit harder to get off the forehand.

    He isn't actually sickle hocked either. If you square him up he has nice hindleg conformation, however he actually is butt high. That could be due to the fact that is he still growing though. He hit 17 hands in june these pictures were taken in april I think so it's a bit easier to see his conformation now that he's almost leveled up and can comfortably stand square without falling on his face!!

    Thanks for your comments!
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        07-10-2007, 09:09 AM
    Yes futolympeventer327, they teach Tb's from a very young age to stand like that, I know as I have the privilege of being bitten and kicked whilst this training happens as I work for a flat racer breeder and importer at the mo, working with the yearlings, preping them for the autumn sales.

    Elz x
        07-10-2007, 10:55 PM
    Very pretty shiny coat!
        07-10-2007, 11:43 PM

    Defintally needs mucsel build up! Bum and topline. Can I tell you a tip that I use on my Showjumper babies in training. Because they are so little built - thoroughbreds- when they are little I shave the sides of their tails - not only does it look good and trendy it also makes their bum look heaps better! But youy will get their. Overall nice horse!

    Cheers mate
        07-11-2007, 05:16 PM
    Wow he's only 4 1/" and you already did a training show!!! Cool, but i've heard jumping a horse while thei're still growing can damage their legs. Just trying to get more opinions on jump training because I have a 3 year old "he'll be 4 in feb.". I love him to death and I don't want to hurt him.
        08-01-2007, 02:10 AM
    Yea it can but we made sure his knees were closed before competeing and working on hard ground
        08-01-2007, 09:16 PM
    Originally Posted by joseylovesrain123
    wow he's only 4 1/" and you already did a training show!!! Cool, but i've heard jumping a horse while thei're still growing can damage their legs. Just trying to get more opinions on jump training because I have a 3 year old "he'll be 4 in feb.". I love him to death and I don't want to hurt him.
    a horse isnt fully developed until 5 so 4 1/2 isnt so bad but 3 can be harmfull yes.
    He is very stunning, a healthy looking coat! He looks like he's bubbling with potential. And good luck to you both!
        08-03-2007, 11:49 AM
    I'd like to see a longer hip on a TB. He toes out, and he has a straight shoulder, but other than that he's a very nice horse! Does need more muscle, but I wouldn't worry at that age. He's nice and compact with lovely proportions and VERY nice legs.

    Personally I wouldn't jump a horse younger than 5, 4 if I felt he was ready and the jumps were small, but no younger.
        10-08-2007, 05:33 PM
    I don't know what type of riding you do but he's got a great shoulder on him. He looks a little weak in the hip but I think that is because one back foot is in front of the other. Overall youve got a nice looking horse.

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