Ok I'm Ready :)

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Ok I'm Ready :)

This is a discussion on Ok I'm Ready :) within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-07-2010, 07:02 AM
Green Broke
Ok I'm Ready :)

Well I have been holding off in posting here as I have seen how it can get a bit violent
But here goes

This is my horse Buzz he need to gain some weight and some muscles but I want to know about his conformation
He is 14 year old tb

Sponsored Links
    04-07-2010, 11:17 AM
You are right, he definitely needs to gain weight(good weight) and muscle!! His butt is more flat than round so that needs some work. He looks like he might be a little cowhocked in the back, but that could just be the way he is standing. I can't tell much on the front legs. Try to get a picture of him standing in front of you with the full frong leg picture instead of just the upper portion.

Other than that, he looks really cute!
    04-07-2010, 11:21 AM
Unfortunately, with all the angles these photos were taken at, it makes critique almost impossible. You see how in the first one he looks dramatically downhill, but in the second picture not so much? Like I said, pretty impossible to comment on :( Get some pictures of him standing square on level ground (not sand), both sides, front and back views. He's a cutie though!
    04-07-2010, 11:45 AM
Also one where he is holding his head at least at wither height and is not turning his head. And never mind the straight-on front and back shots, just a good side shot is enough, but make sure the ground level is even. Like the second picture in this set, but more so. Stand him on a hard, flat surface if possible.
    04-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
Ok sorry first time haha I will try and get some better side on views next time I go out :)
But thanks for attempting with my the photos I have
    04-08-2010, 03:46 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by PechosGoldenChance    
His butt is more flat than round so that needs some work.
what would you suggest for his butt??
I mean I do lots of trotting and have recently set up trot poles to help and if whenever I go past hill ride up them lol but anything else that could help?
    04-23-2010, 07:56 AM
Green Broke
Ok hopefully these will do I couldn't really find flat ground as the padock is all dirt and I couldn't get him to stand square for the life of me :roll:
And again I know he is skinny and lack of muscle but he has 24/7 acsess to hay and I am trying on building up his muscle with mainly trot work trot poles and hills whenever I see them if you have any other suggestions I am happy to learn :)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF0020[1].jpg (77.9 KB, 387 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF0021[1].jpg (79.3 KB, 386 views)
    04-23-2010, 02:00 PM
Very very beautiful horse. But hee needs more weight he's got the biggest withers but he's adorablee.

I do agree maybe a little cow hocked I don't know like the other user said, it could be how he's standing.
He needs more weight though good luck with him :)
    04-24-2010, 01:25 AM
He looks cowhocked; could just be the way he was standing. Once he gains weight he'll be a pretty nice-looking horse confo-wise, IMO!
    04-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Green Broke
Hey there, just thought I would let you know that feeding him hay and doing trot work is not going to put weight on him.

I know that you are aware of how skinny he is but he needs a comprehensive nutrition plan above and beyond hay, I can see a lot of ribcage in the photo's. I would suggest that he needs a rigorous worming regimen for the next six months along with a lot of extra feed, twice daily I would suggest to allow his digestive system to adjust to the new diet.

Protein builds muscle, not fibre. Unfortunately it is a catch-22 situation with horses (especially TB's) as more protein means more energy so you may also notice changes in behaviour. Just wanted to mention this in case you are still wondering why he is skinny in 3 months time. Seems like you really love him and no wonder, he looks like a sweetheart!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you know when you are ready? savvylover112 Dressage 2 12-15-2009 03:14 PM
How do you know you're ready? Sharpie Horses for Sale 5 05-29-2009 09:56 PM
Am I ready? wanderlust Trail Riding 11 11-22-2008 06:29 PM
ALL READY TO GO!!!!! Angel_Leaguer Horse Shows 3 09-15-2008 05:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0