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    10-18-2011, 12:31 AM
First impression!? and critique!

Critique this lovely boy! (: for Eventing.

This is my sister new boy, his only fresh OTT, and about 15.2hh.

What's your first impression?!? (like... wow? Eww? Or face has less expression then a brick)
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    10-18-2011, 12:43 AM
Something about the way his barrel ties into his hind end bothers me, but I can't put my finger on what it is.

LOVE his front end and he has an adorable face.

There's just that back end... :-/ I could be seeing things, though.
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    10-18-2011, 01:04 AM
I kinda agree, I think it's cause his standing under himself a little... but yeah :P
    10-18-2011, 01:07 AM
I don't know. Maybe it's just because I'm so used to the big draft butt now. Lol Especially in the shot where he's kind of walking away, his butt just seems small/weak compared to that powerful front end. *shrug*
    10-18-2011, 01:08 AM
    10-18-2011, 02:04 AM
Same lol his back end had me looking real close at this pic to see what was going on =P I love him tho. Maybe close to being downhill. Or just a really weak rump.
    10-18-2011, 02:05 AM
Arg I keep looking at it lol not weak it's just too small! You sure he's OTT lol
    10-18-2011, 02:07 AM
Well luckily he has strong hind quarters! (: hahaha, yes, positive his OTT, got him from the racing stables my sister works at, and he raced 2 weeks ago :P
    10-18-2011, 02:14 AM
Just a casual walking photo -
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    10-18-2011, 02:22 AM
His hooves are tiny, scary tiny at least to my eye.

His withers are very swept back... I don't know if this makes sense and if there's an actual name for it or whether it's a "problem" or not, but his withers seem to "end" way farther back on his back than usual.

I think his neck needs more muscling too.

Overall, though, he looks pretty impressive. He looks like he's in good condition.

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