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post #1 of 8 Old 10-05-2010, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Be harsh if you please....

This is my 2 yr 5 month old appaloosa. I was just wondering, what you guys can critque about him. I know they are not the best shots, but when your by yourself and you have a mischevious 2 yr old tied, its had to get him to stand square and stay that way while I walk away. So anything and everything you can point out would be great. The good, the bad and the ugly. Brutal honesty is appreciated.
He is to be my next cow horse.
(hes not as butt high as he looks in this pic... his front end was standing on lower ground.)
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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I think he is really pretty, in the last picture he sorta looks like he has a mustache! Because he has a pink mouth and them darker gray then lighter. I don't know to much about appy confirmation, but it sorta looks like he has mule ears in the 4th picture! Just my opinion though, maybe sombody who knows more about appys will answer your question :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-05-2010, 11:25 AM
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He seems to have a narrow chest, but I notice that young appys tend to have that. My boy had a horrible narrow chest, but now, alomost 4, it has filled out nicely. I think they are slower to muscle than QH lol. He looks to be cow-hocked, but so is my appy lol. There are times when he stands the right way his two hocks almost touch. He has rather long ears.

He has very nice front legs =) And of course is he gorgoues!

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-06-2010, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Bump...

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-06-2010, 04:24 PM
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He seems to have a narrow chest, but I notice that young appys tend to have that. My boy had a horrible narrow chest, but now, alomost 4, it has filled out nicely. I think they are slower to muscle than QH lol. He looks to be cow-hocked, but so is my appy lol. There are times when he stands the right way his two hocks almost touch. He has rather long ears.

He has very nice front legs =) And of course is he gorgoues!

My guy just turned 3 and is qh cross and has both these issues lol
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-06-2010, 10:16 PM
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Over all he seems to have decent confo...He may be a bit sickle hocked, and a bit cow hocked. He is narrow in the chest, but as has been mentioned he may fill out a bit more. He has a lovely head, and is nice and short coupled.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-07-2010, 12:54 AM
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He's on uneven ground and there are too many awkward angles to really say anything. The pictures show flaws that may not be there. I know it's hard to get decent photos by yourself but if you want a good detailed critique you'll need to get better pictures.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-07-2010, 06:13 PM
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I think he looks great. Just needs some work and muscles filled out. I have a 5 year old mare who looked a little scrawny when I first got her, but after carrying my 180 lbs for a few months...this is what she looks like now...



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