I took some new conformation pictures today because I wanted to compare what he looks like now with what he looked like when I got him. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity for a re-critique as well. The shot of his right side got messed up because someone's dumb blood hound started bellowing and freaked cinny out a bit, but the left is a pretty good pic.
What I can see is that he still needs to build his topline more and he is very definitely COWHOCKED...which looking at the pic of his hind is sort of an understatement. Also you may notice that his right hind looks a little enlarged, it's due to scar tissue from a fence cut when he was a yearling. It healed just fine and causes him no problems at all. I'm interested in what other people see.
He is registered APHA in the solid registry
8 years old
Registered as "black" but he's probably more black bay I'd say (this is what he looks like faded, the rest of the year he's jet black)
He measures 15h
I have mainly been using him dressage and he has done well showing intro at schooling shows. We also do trail and a little WP so that he's easier for my daughter to ride. We play at barrels but nothing very serious and have never competed, just played at the stable.
I bought him a year ago as "untrained" but in reality he was more of what Maura calls a "green reclaim."
Head (just because he's so cute)