Honest critique of conformation (Dressage) - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 6 Old 10-21-2011, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Honest critique of conformation (Dressage)

Hi there!
Wondering if you could share your experiences with this type of conformation?
Also: Did I 'draw the lines' correctly?
What would you want to 'do' with this horse instead of Dressage (discipline)?

He is a 7 year old gelding, 17.2 hands, not currently in full training.
I appreciate your honest and knowledgeable opinions.
Thanks in advance!!
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-22-2011, 05:21 AM
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To me he looks like a Hunter (as in Hunter Undersaddle, or field hunter) or maybe low level eventing, rather than a dressage horse. Though that would depend on his jumping ability. I like his bone, solid boy, looks dependable, what I would look for if I was after a field hunter, though most likely he could turn a hand at anything.

These opinions are from a NZ point of view and I don't know what the equivalent where you are, if you aren't NZ would be :)

Also does he have clydie in him? What is his breed?
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-22-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks for the opinion!
He's a Thoroughbred - Shire Cross :)
Fun guy for sure but also a hand full sometimes ;) !!
We're in the U.S. (California) and yea the same is true here I'm sure.
Thanks again!
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-23-2011, 04:22 PM
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The pic's a big grainy, but he appears to be slightly roach-backed and high in the wither. All 4 legs look ok, though more pictures would be helpful for a better judgement.

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-23-2011, 04:37 PM
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he defo looks like a hunter to me :) maybe a bit of fun cross country :) in what way is he a handful i know alot of tb shire crosses and shires that buck!!! :) x
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-23-2011, 07:23 PM
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I had a Tb/Shire who was a rockstar at jumping....did NOT like dressage though!

Look like a SUPERSTAR, Ride like a FOUR STAR, Win like a ROCKSTAR
Eventers: Making BAD Dressage look GOOD!
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