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post #1 of 10 Old 02-02-2009, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Indy Confo. Critique

I haven't been on here in a while and wondered if you guys wouldn't mind critiquing Indy's conformation. If someone wants to nit-pick every little detail that would be awesome Currently I do western pleasure with him but now that he has turned five and has been "okayed" by the vet, we're starting to do a little jumping. TIA :]

*A little note first though, it is impossible to get him to stand square unless he does it on his own which is only like 40% of the time. He always seems to have one leg cocked or under his body at a weird angle. The vet said that it is just how he is, not necessarily bad conformation. I took a bunch of pictures of one leg at a time for alignment purposes. Thanks :]

This is Indy over the summer. I guess you could call this a "before" picture:


These are the pictures and videos from yesterday

From the front:






Left Side:








This is supposed to be of his left hind leg, he appears butt high in this picture but that is because of the angle I took it at.



Right Side:







From the back:
(He normally does not stand with his hind legs that close together. As soon as I was done taking the pictures he widened his stance. I'm not really sure why...)



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post #2 of 10 Old 02-02-2009, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Videos

Over a pole



Small jump:





I had a couple good videos of him jumping it from the other direction but I'm not sure where they went.

And, last set, I promise. This is my new english saddle. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet but I was wondering if you could tell me which position on his back looks better. He has kind of funny withers. Thanks guys!

Slightly father forward:




Slightly farther back:




From the front:



Sorry that was so long/so many pictures/videos. Kudos to those who even look at them!
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no critique. but he is gorgeus
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Thank you :]
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no problemo;) good luck with him!
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I'd like to see his tail sit father up on his rump. He has a shorst-ish butt, and I think he's a bit downhill. I also don't like how his toes point outward. Nice horse though XD
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-03-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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girl_on_black_pony: Thanks! In response to what you said: That's really funny about his tail because I have always thought it was weirdly high up. When he gallops, he holds it up exactly like this:

http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thu...hagya-arab.jpg

It's really funny to see because I've never seen a "non-arabian" horse do that. Makes me wonder if he has some Arabian in him.
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I agree that his tail looks low. He toes out in the back. But he's a NICE looking horse. I REALLY like him.
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Solon, thank you for your kind words.

I know that toeing out is an undesireable conformation trait but what exactly does that effect? Does that make his hind legs weaker in the long run or is it more of an appearence thing? Thanks!
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-03-2009, 11:05 PM
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I've heard that toeing out can cause arthritis in horses because of the way they land when walking/trotting. As far as any other issues, I have no idea other than what it looks like.
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