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post #1 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Critique Opie Please!!

I tried my best to get decent pics of Poco today and they still turn out kinda lopsided. In some of the pics his front is on lower ground. We need to have our round pen smoothed back out. He still needs weight/muscle and definitely a top line! I just wanted to see if there was anything else you all could point out that I can work on with him. I can't wait till spring and I can really put more work into him.
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post #2 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 07:28 PM
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He is a little down hill still and has a deep shoulder. In back he looks slightly cow hocked, but very slight. I can't tell front maybe a tad toed out but not bad at all.


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post #3 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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I tried to get him lined up the best I could and on the sand it wasnt working with me. LoL I want to get him on the concrete pad in the barn tomorrow and try and get some on that because its even and his feet don't sink.

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post #4 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 07:41 PM
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How old is he? He is built a little down hill, but if he's still young that will change as he matures. As far as muscle build goes, the first thing I noticed was his stiffle, gascan and hip area. Muscle still needs to be built here, but that will come with more exercise. Do activities that really work is back end, like working up hill and backing.

Overall he looks pretty good. He reminds me of an appy I use to know. Keep up the good work!

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post #5 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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I live at the beach no hills for us! LoL And backing is his weakest point, however, I have been making up back into his stall, into his field, undersaddle, on lunge line, free hand and he's doing much better. He will be 11 years old this April. I ended up having to leave him in VA for a while because I had to get out of a bad relationship and he went down hill BIG time.

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post #6 of 14 Old 01-21-2009, 11:09 PM
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Just keep at it. He is looking really good. With some more work I'm sure you'll have him where you want him in a few months.

He's a really handsome boy.

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post #7 of 14 Old 01-25-2009, 02:30 PM
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He's really downhill seems like it would be a very uncomfortable ride. That's the only thing that really stands out against him. He's a nice horse.

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post #8 of 14 Old 01-25-2009, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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He is actually a very smooth ride. He has one of the smoothest trots I personally have ever come across. All you gotta do is sit in the saddle. His canter is just like riding a rocking a horse. My grandpa used to call it craddling.

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post #9 of 14 Old 01-25-2009, 05:59 PM
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He does look a little down hill, but not a lot. I think that he has good enough traits elsewhere to make up for that little flaw.
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post #10 of 14 Old 01-26-2009, 01:08 AM
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I like him overall, the front legs do look markedly shorter than the back but I had an app like that and she was smooth too. His toes seem really long and a bit cracked. Has he seen the farrier lately? Some of it might be the sand, but they're still really long. I love the color

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