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    12-13-2010, 10:26 PM
Horse conformation?

What do you all think of his conformation?
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    12-13-2010, 10:37 PM
What is the breed, and age of the horse?
    12-13-2010, 10:38 PM
He's a Tennessee Walker / Missouri Fox Trotter cross and he's 2 years old.
    12-14-2010, 03:51 PM
    12-14-2010, 04:11 PM
He is cute....the pics don't look straight on so he looks a bit uphill,but I think it is just how the pics were taken. His hooves look a little long to me and maybe a bit toed out,but it could be the way he is standing. His neck looks pretty thick and for some reason I don't like how it ties into his back,but I can't pinpoint why. He is only two and should definitely fill out quite a bit more of course.

Is his tail silver?
    12-14-2010, 04:31 PM
Thanks for replying Piaffe, I really appreciate it.

I raised this boy from a foal so to me he is perfect. But, I've always wondered how he looked to someone who has the eye for horse conformation.

I had him DNA tested through UC Davis last year and he is black and does not carry silver, gray (his dam is gray) or cream. His tail has always been lighter like that, he's always had silver/light hairs mixed in his mane and he's always had small white specks in his coat. He's cute isn't he?

I attached two pictures of him when he was younger.
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    12-14-2010, 06:28 PM
Wow! I love his tail!

I don't have a great eye for confo....still learning ;)

But im sure one if the experts will come along and help :)
    12-15-2010, 09:47 PM
He is pretty cute... :) I have to say though, conformationaly, I don't think he's that great. Now I'm not very good at looking at conformation, but I'd say his neck is too thick. He looks a bit sickle hocked too, but that could just be the angle of the pictures. The angle of his shoulder is too sloped; it should be a bit steeper. His pasterns are also too upright. I also don't know much of anything about gaited horses. I do hunter jumpers, so it's all WBs, tbs, and ponies... The pictures of him as a foal though are SOO cute
    12-15-2010, 09:57 PM
I think he might just still grow into his gangly looks, and thick neck. My little girl grew into her body, and looks pretty good! Just give him time, and then he will be a beauty sometime soon!

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