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post #1 of 5 Old 08-06-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Critique my new handsome boy :)

This is Oliver. Finally was able to get lots of pics today while at the barn ALL day playing with him!

For those who don't know about him. I have owned him since Tuesday.
He he's a 5 year old 15.1 Dutch WB/TB cross.
He is still very green!
This is only my 2nd ride on him.
Tell me what you think!
Don't critiqu me, just the horse please.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-06-2011, 05:00 AM
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He is very handsom. I can't wait to see him as he fills out and puts some muscle on. For some reason, I thought he was smaller than 15.1, unless you are a tall lady! Congratulations!
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-06-2011, 06:31 PM
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LOL that is weird becuase I was thinking he was taller than that! ^^
Love his color he is a real beauty!
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-06-2011, 06:54 PM
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He is gorgeous! Lucky you.

The only thing that stands out to me are his pasterns. They're at a bit of an odd angle. :/ Other than that, I think he's striking.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-08-2011, 10:01 AM
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Videos would be easier to work with, however going by the ridden photos, to me it looks like he's stuck in the back and just moving his legs, which explains his being in a 'fixed' position through the neck. He appears to be tight in the neck just in front of the wither. Coincidentally I was just commenting on a thread in the dressage section about this - release the back and unlocking the neck to develop strength over the topline. Have a look in the dressage thread, I think the post is called something like 'building muscle in your horses back'. Certainly worth a read and the posts will help you with this horse.
Once he releases over the back and neck, his paces will improve and you will be surprised at how quickly he'll build topline.

Overall, a bit hard to judge when he's tacked up, however I like the slope of his shoulder, his neck ties into his wither quite well and will improve in appearance with more topline, pasterns appear a little dropped but this may be how he is standing in the last photo. A little straight behind and doesn't look like he will naturally come right under himself in the collected work, however with strength and gymnastic training, this will come in time.

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