Gem's turn. Please be nice!

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Gem's turn. Please be nice!

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        05-07-2008, 05:18 PM
    Gem's turn. Please be nice!

    After seeing Sonny's thread about the hunter's bump, I got very curious to see if Gem has one. ( I think he does, but want more input)
    Also if you could nicely critique Mr. Gem Bar. He is my fiance's baby, and I too adore him. He's super sweet, and I know he's no where near perfect, but just curious as to what other people see that Tom and I don't, or don't want to.
    I don't have any pictures of his butt or front, but I do have a lot of side angles. And sorry I don't have any of him squared up.
    And please be nice
    (the first two he is on a hill)

    Sorry his face is blurry for this one, he moved his head as I took the picture. But this is more for how his neck ties into his chest

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        05-07-2008, 06:16 PM
    I don't want to critique little Mr Gem Bar, just want to comment on how cute he is
        05-07-2008, 06:37 PM
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
    I don't want to critique little Mr Gem Bar, just want to comment on how cute he is
    aww thanks :) I know i've been more criticial of Vega's conformatioin than Gem's.. I think it's because he looks like a little boy and is just so sweet. (not that Vega isn't)
        05-07-2008, 07:13 PM
    It looks like he's got one, but is is hard to tell from his goose rump.

    He's got a very straight back, do you have a hard time with your saddle rocking while riding? I know you don't ride him much, or last I knew you didn't because of his legs.
        05-07-2008, 07:22 PM
    I don't remember if his saddle rocked. The last time I rode him, it was only for a few minutes, and Tom rarely rode him before, or if he did, it was mainly in his western and it would slip to either side, but I told him how to correct it. Would that be considered rocking?

    As of right now he's pretty flabby and doesn't have much muscle, but he hasn't really been worked in a long time.
        05-07-2008, 07:27 PM
    By rocking I mean frontward and backward. Kind of like a banana laying on a table, where only the center touches.
        05-07-2008, 07:30 PM
    No, it never moves front to back while riding. The saddle will only slip back if the girth is very loose (before and after riding) but during the saddle doesn't move. Except side to side.
        05-07-2008, 07:51 PM
    I'm not one that is good at critique... so I won't

    I'm also not crazy about leopards...but he's different! Quite cute The lack of spots gives him a real gentle look!
        05-07-2008, 08:29 PM
    I don't like really crazy leopards either, but Gem has very few which makes him please to the eyes. I think at times he rather be a paint (by rolling around in mud so he has patches of mud and then patches of white) or a black horse (by completely covering himself in mud. From the tip of his nose to the bottom of his tail)

    And thanks for the comment! All the kids love Gem and were sad (or quite upset) that we bought him and he was no longer a lesson horse.
        05-07-2008, 09:13 PM
    Aww he's so cute...yeah, it KINDA looks like he has one, but I can't really tell.

    Anyway, he's just adorable, I like his coloring.

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