Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
What a cute face :) First off, 18 months is a relatively bad time to ask for a conformation critique as they tend to be in the really awkward stage. I would wait till he's 3 to get a really good idea of his true conformation. (They say the best times to see a horse's true conformation is at 3 days, 3 months, and 3 years.)
Regardless, here is what I see:
The first thing that strikes me is his hind legs and hind end. His tibia is quite long, and metatarsus is quite short, which makes his whole hind end look a little off. He is camped out because of that. I would consider him sickle-hocked. His front pasterns don't match his shoulder angle (they are steeper) and that *can* indicate possible predisposition to injury and/or lameness.
His back is nice and short, which is great for athleticism. His wither ties in nice and far back as well which can indicate a horse that can balance up nicely.
Would love to see pics of him in another year and a half ;) I bet he'll look like a different horse.
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