Thanks guys! He has gained weight, as shortly after we got him we found out he either had ulcers all along or he got them soon after arriving, and once those were over he held weight a lot better. He also gained an inch plus in height in the year I've had him (got him as a late 4 year old, he's a bit of a late bloomer!), so hopefully now that he's done growing taller he will muscle out even more. The biggest difference that I can see, looking at this objectively, is his hind end. In the first set of pictures, his hind is basically triangular. In the latter set, it looks more muscled and full, at least to me. Does anyone else see this? The main area of improvement I'd like to see is around the shoulder to wither area, which a clinician has pointed out to me, apparently hills will help with this.
And like I said, any conformation critique is more than welcome! I have a bit of a mommy's eye when I look at my own horse, so I'm not too keen on it.
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
Last edited by roro; 05-22-2010 at 03:08 AM.