Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern Colorado
He really does not look that underweight to me, another 150lbs would just make him fat from the looks of it. But hey, a thicker horse is better than one with ribs stickin out if you ask me.
Anyways he is a good lookin boy, about how tall/old is he? From the looks of it, if he is getting back into shape his croup and withers should get better with more muscling once he starts working again.
We can't really see his hooves/feet in any of the pictures except the last, and it is too hard to really critique his "paddle feet" etc. His back legs do look slightly knock kneed, I don't think that would be so prominent just from some simple hoof problems unless he has been in that condition for a long time?
My APHA mare is a bit cow hocked in her back feet/legs (her "toes" turn outward, the inside and front edge of the hoof is trimmed a bit lower to slowly correct it and bring the hooves back in) and her knees have not shown any signs on knocking like that. Perhaps it is something to have checked out? It doesn't look abnormal, but it could be cause for future arthritis and early retirement from riding etc. Just precautionary.
Otherwise, he has wonderful markings and is a good lookin guy, great prospect :)
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