I have shown him in one halter class, but up here, he would often be the only horse in the stallion class, which would not really be beneficial because he would place first regardless.
Thanks for putting so much effort into analyzing his conformation. I am just not as good (yet) with a critiquing eye. I can see very obvious things, but otherwise, I am lost.
So a question I have for anyone who feels like answering is - are these conformation flaws enough outside of what is "desirable" to keep from standing him as a stallion? He is a beautiful mover, who is turning out to be pretty versitile and athletic. He is doing nicely in dressage, flat classes, competitive trail riding, and is now learning reining, which I think he will do really well at when finished. He has a "to die for" disposition as well. I agree with the analysis of his conformation, but none of those things seem to interfere with his health or abilities - you would think his thicker/shorter neck would interfere with movement through the poll/etc., but is definately has not.
For these reasons, we have bred him to our qh mare for a 2008 foal and plan to continue to get foals for ourselves out of him in the future. What about standing him to outside mares - good or bad idea? A lot of people have expressed interest when seeing him at events, but does this mean I should stand him, or should I consider his conformation?
I know this question might fit better under the breeding section, but it started as a critique - sorry :)
Here is a pic of our qh mare :)