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post #1 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Foal Critique

I know foals can be difficult to judge but I'd like some opinions on this colt I purchased for a future herd sire. How do you like his look and what disciplines would you think suitable for him? The last pic is of his sire and the link for his dam.




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post #2 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 12:53 PM
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I'm not a skilled conformation critiquer but I will say WOW! What a cutie! I've always liked the leopard appy markings. How tall will he be?
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 12:58 PM
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I think he'll be a real beauty when he grows up ;)
Really hard to tell confo at that age though because nothing has leveled out. Even a yearling picture would be better because you could atleast judge how the legs would develope.
The sire looks nice with good muscling, but then again it's an action shot and for some reason I can't get the photo of the dam to work on my computer...

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post #4 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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He'll finish off around 15/ 15.1hh. A little shorter than I truly wanted but he has everything else I wanted.
I'll get new pics up next year and ask for a reevaluation but I was just hoping nothing glareingly obvious would be there. I try really hard to not be blind when looking at my horses but I fell in love with this guy almost immediatly so I just wanted to make sure my judgement wasn't clouded.
I couldn't get the pic to work either... here is her webpage tango ... also here is the sire's webpage so you can see more pics http://palisadesapps.homestead.com/zeke.html
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 05:18 PM
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I love the shape of the mare's face. Same with the foal. It's almost Arab like! Very pretty
I really like the stud & just from the pictures you have, the mare is fairly nice looking as well. Again, I think you'll have a very handsome stud in the end ;)

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post #6 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 07:27 PM
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WOW. That might be the best look foal I've ever seen - I can't wait to see what he looks like in 2 or 3 years!
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Dam is actually an Arab/ Appaloosa, a cross I adore. For you Arab people she is a Desperado V grandaughter with lots of Bask. I love the Varian lines as she works to make horses that look good as well as work good.
Here is a link to Shado's White Knight (what I named him) pedigree. Shados White Knight Appaloosa
I call him Lance for short, its nice to know I haven't lost all my silly romantic ideas :).
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He's certainly a cutie, no doubt about that but judging his suitability for a stud will have to wait until he's matured and proven that he can be productive at something under saddle.

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-25-2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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He's certainly a cutie, no doubt about that but judging his suitability for a stud will have to wait until he's matured and proven that he can be productive at something under saddle.
With his pedigree and current conformation I have no doubts that he is going to be nice under saddle. Only problem is that I'm not into showing, the politics and stuff people do to win got to me. Maybe when he's grown I'll be ready to get back into the ring... than again
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I don't necessarily mean showing. I don't show either. When looking for a stud, I would look for a stud that was productive and dang good at his given job; whether it's a show horse, a ranch horse, a trail horse, dressage, endurance, etc, etc.

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