Hey there, I'm new here, and thought hell, I might as well try this critique business out!
I haven't gone out and taken any photos purposely for this, sorry I'll try and use the best pics I can.
My gelding Evo is 10yrs old, a NZ Standardbred, and was in the racing industry for the first 7yrs of his life. I bought him last year, and have been retraining him under saddle. He is a complete gem and this was my first go (with advice and help along the way) backing and starting a horse! So needless to say, I'm really proud of how things are turning out.
Anywho, I know he's quite long, but he's long everywhere so it balances up. It's winter here and we're having a rough go with it... my gelding's teeth don't meet at the front so short grass is hard for him... he's fed daily, but he's the type to not hold his weight over winter (last winter he was exactly the same despite being on better quality grazing). I realise with a properly developed topline and muscles, he's going to look so much better!
Last year pic:
This year: The ground is uneven in this picture, I just realised!
And just some of his movement:
- This was taken the day I got him home!
Please no harsh comments, it's my first time doing anything like this, and I'm not after critique of myself
. I know where my faults are and try hard to fix them! I just showed the ridden pics to show what he's like under saddle.