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post #1 of 15 Old 08-31-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Fortune telling. Let's try to Predict the future.

I'm doing some work to try to learn more about conformation. After reading an article in Horse and Rider last night. (the conformation section, which I happened to get right) I thought I'd post some pictures of my yearlings and weanlings. I want to see what you see in my horses. I know they can change, and they are hard to critique at this age, but lets pretend we can and that my pictures are good enough to try. Critique each one and tell me which one you think would be the better horse and have a better ride.

I will try to get better pics of the yearlings today.


Errowyn


Evangeline


Lyric



Lark


Dun weanling colt (no name for him yet (sigh))


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post #2 of 15 Old 09-01-2010, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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The above are their spring photos. Here are their fall photos: (sorry for the lighting, the sun was starting to set.)

Errowyn


Lyric


Evangeline

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post #3 of 15 Old 09-01-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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No critiques? Anyone?

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post #4 of 15 Old 09-01-2010, 09:56 AM
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no critques, but gorgeous horses how did you manage with 3 great looking horses?? jealous haha
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post #5 of 15 Old 09-01-2010, 10:04 AM
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No critiques right this second, but I predict that all of your beautiful horses will soon appear in MY paddock!!

I'll come back later when I have more time and critique
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Thank you for the nice compliments. MN_T I look forward to your critique. :)

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No one for a critique?

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-02-2010, 10:48 PM
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Errowyn is my favorite, a little butt high, but also just baby so theres still time to level out, they tend to grow like a tetter totter haha. i LOVE the color though. im a big fan of the "different" coated horses, roans, greys, paints. i own a red roan myself.

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post #9 of 15 Old 09-03-2010, 12:05 AM
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There's no way to give favorable critiques to youngsters like these. They are awkward looking as they should be.

You're going to just get pretty horse comments because of this.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-03-2010, 12:54 PM
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Honestly there isn't much to critique. They're all a little butt high, but that will change. Some of them are a little long legged in the back so appear to be camped out, but that will change too. They've got all of the typical "flaws" that horses their age have, but more than likely they'll grow out of them.

Basically you've got a really nice looking group of youngsters and I think they'll all turn out well. I may come steal some (or all) of them...
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