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    06-21-2011, 01:17 AM
Critique my stallion

My friend is buying this stallion, his sire is Classical Skipper, she is sending him to the trainer to be conditioned to be shown halter. She was wanting some input on his confirmation. I don't have the best pictures, she hasnt brought him home yet and he's 5hrs away. This is the best one we have for now. Any opinions are appreciated! Thanks!
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    06-21-2011, 01:21 AM
Those hocks are a bit scary. He needs to lose a few pounds and trim up. Can't comment on much else with that photo; odd angle. The hocks do worry me though.
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    06-21-2011, 01:30 AM
Second the above will have to be very careful with foundering with this fella...but again the angle isn't the best for a true confirmation cratique. Would like to know how he shapes up once he's trimmed down...his mannors seem to be ok though & with a stallion that's a great start.
    06-21-2011, 02:11 AM
Part of what makes the hock look odd is that the gluteal muscle is way overdeveloped and ties in to the leg high and at a odd angle. He is so chunky and has such tiny feet.
    06-21-2011, 02:16 AM
Beyond that, Tiny, the hock is a very odd angle, and odd proportions.
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    06-21-2011, 07:41 AM
The hocks are worrying, but as to small feet, it is not unusual for QH to have small feet, as it is a defect in some lines, which should have been bred out, but havent been. One of the most sucessful stallions in Aust. Has small feet, and this has not been bred on, due to careful selection of mares. Avoid putting him over mares with this small feet defect, and make sure the mare has no hock problems!
    06-21-2011, 10:10 AM
For what he's going to be shown in I think his conformation and weight, muscle,etc is right. Stock type breeds, especially QHs, aim for a lot of muscle tone. I don't think he's that overweight. I don't see anything at fault with his confo from that pic and he has a beautiful color.
    06-21-2011, 10:53 AM
That is not muscle tone.

Big does not mean muscle tone.
    06-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Looks like muscle to me on his forearm,gaskin, hindquarters,etc.
    06-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Originally Posted by horsecrazy84    
For what he's going to be shown in I think his conformation and weight, muscle,etc is right. Stock type breeds, especially QHs, aim for a lot of muscle tone. I don't think he's that overweight. I don't see anything at fault with his confo from that pic and he has a beautiful color.
Agreed. That is not muscle tone. That is a horse that would be much happier and healthier if he lost a few pounds especially with those tiny little feet of his. Yes, they will look larger than an arab halter horse, but this guy could stand to lose a bit and tone up. Shouldn't be terribly hard to do.

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