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        10-18-2011, 01:25 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Yeah thanks! (: and his hooves aren't tiny, luckily! Does seem pretty small in the piccies though! (: and I agree with his wither, it's like flat and set far back kinda.... thanks! (:
         
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        10-18-2011, 09:51 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    I believe the tie in from the barrel to the hindquarter is called herringbone... but that is where you're going to have problems as an eventer or jumper bc he will have a weak loin and possibly back as there is not a lot of support right there. So you will need to spend even more time muscling his hind end and back for eventing.
         
        10-18-2011, 02:19 PM
      #13
    Foal
    He's a cutie! He actually looks to be in really good shape especially for an OTTB. Did you vet check him? That is one thing I would look into doing if you haven't yet, especially for an eventer. I had a horse on trial who looked to be in great condition and failed due to a terrible back and bad legs. The only thing that concerns me is his feet. His angles don't look very good. It can be fixed, my eventer had that problem when I bought him. He just needs lifted shoes now until his angles are fixed. Talk to your farrier about that though because it could just be the way it looks in the pictures. Good luck with him though! He's really cuute!
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        10-18-2011, 03:24 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FoxyRoxy1507    
    i believe the tie in from the barrel to the hindquarter is called herringbone... but that is where you're going to have problems as an eventer or jumper bc he will have a weak loin and possibly back as there is not a lot of support right there. So you will need to spend even more time muscling his hind end and back for eventing.
    I agree - he is a tad too long in the back and the hind leg seems a bit too straight from gaskin to pasterns from the side view. I would definitely work some hills if you have them.
         
        10-18-2011, 04:57 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Nice horse cute face :) agree about back and withers he will look totally different with a nice top line though! :) has he been vetted? Did they say anything about his loin/back? Would love to hear his progress x
         
        10-18-2011, 05:17 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Foxy - his is only young, only just turned 4, so I think that muscling and actually working his hind end instead of running 73469miles an hour would help :P

    Cooper and Bracken - No, haven't vet checked him, but we have checked him, all vitals are fine and his back, loins and rump aren't weak. (my sister did a test thing and she passed to check horses etc. what ever it was!) so she knows how to check everything.

    Navada - Long in the back?! Really? I thought more short then anything... but I guess i've been looking at him in real life not just through photo's. And yep, heaps of different terrain around here!! (:

    Cooper - We do our own horses feet, this might shock some people but, I hate shoes... so once he settles in and get's used to this way of living, his shoes are coming off... they are slightly to long at the moment also. So we will fix up any off angles barefoot style! (: (all our other horses are barefoot and they have perfect hard hooves)
         
        10-18-2011, 06:00 PM
      #17
    Trained
    I love him, but then I'm no confo expert. His face does seem to have a dull expression to him. I wonder if he needs a vitamin supplement or something. Is his overall attitude good? Lots of walking up sloping hills will do wonders to muscle up that hind end.
         
        10-18-2011, 06:38 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Haha, yep, a lot of attitude, those photo's we're taken just after it had rained a little well sprinkled, and he was tired from exploring the place (: and yeah, can't wait till we start working him! (:
         
        10-19-2011, 01:21 AM
      #19
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by iloverains    
    Cooper - We do our own horses feet, this might shock some people but, I hate shoes... so once he settles in and get's used to this way of living, his shoes are coming off... they are slightly to long at the moment also. So we will fix up any off angles barefoot style! (: (all our other horses are barefoot and they have perfect hard hooves)
    I don't know about TBs in Australia, but TBs here in the US tend to have REALLY sensitive, wimpy feet. Every single TB I've known has HAD to have shoes or they act lame.
         
        10-19-2011, 01:51 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Our aussie TB's are pretty tough... of course if he can't handle no shoes, then we will shoe him! But I reckon he will be fine! (:
         

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