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post #1 of 20 Old 10-13-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Over weight goofy looking little guy but he does the job!

A new friend. Hes short. Hes fat. He is "shapes". A little roach backed? But he has the biggest heart and the best attitude. I have been a horse snob for years but oddly enough he won me over instantly. I paid far to much for him in this market but I have a feeling he is the little guy with the heart of gold.
He is the new training buddy for the horses that are "in training" - His job is to lead the way down the trail, into creeks, streams, rivers and ponds, pony down roads and remain level headed when a young'in blows up on the trail next to him. He is certainly easy to feed (And he is very sad to inform you, he is on a diet).

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And also, since I can see his faults, the bigger question. Mustang or Quarter Horse? He is 14.1hh.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-13-2011, 07:55 PM
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Oh my. He is a chunk, isn't he? Haha, no hard keeper here!

I think the fact that his head is so refined makes him look even more disporportional than he is. He appears to have solid conformation though, under all of that. Can't wait to see him minus about 100 pounds! xD

I can't nitpick at him without some better pictures though. If possible, make sure that he's squared up, and that you aren't taking the pictures from an angle. Imagine a little box around his body, and try to get him into it for the picture. Two side views, one of his butt (tail braided or held out of the way) and one of his front (chest to hoof) should suffice.

Sure seems like a sweet boy though! I'm guessing QH just because of that large behind of his, and the big, brawny shoulders. I'll leave that to the experts though.
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post #3 of 20 Old 10-13-2011, 09:51 PM
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What a beautiful horse!! I love his stripes on his front legs:)
As for his conformation, I am definitely no expert, but from these pictures, I don't see a roach, but an under developed topline. He really does have a big motor- Looks like he has a lot of power. Love him!
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post #4 of 20 Old 10-13-2011, 09:59 PM
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Look at all that cobwebbing over his withers and the zebra stripes - cute! He is a chunk, but I bet if he's working with the youngsters lots he'll turn out to be a pretty decent looking guy in no time. I'd work on getting him to carry himself and build up that top line - it'll even him out a lot more in the back, and get him lifting that belly up too.
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I love him and I would go with QH because hes so thick. LOL Now when he looses a little of the extra weight my opinion may change. ; )


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Thanks! He is a cutie and very solid. Big motor, yes, hes quick and can get off the line in a real big hurry (shockingly despite the weight!) Very sweet to, neighs to us all the time and follows me everywhere. He is always up for a job!

Sorry, I guess they aren't the best critique photos. I chose the ones that he looks best in. Will post the side shots tomorrow when I am back on the computer.
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The first thing I thought when I saw his head and neck was "Morgan". He's such a handsome guy and I can't wait to see new pictures when he's all toned and fit. His color is just lovely... probably one of the nicest I've seen in a long, long time.
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post #8 of 20 Old 10-14-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm these pictures aren't great either they are from the day he came home. But here you go!

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post #9 of 20 Old 10-14-2011, 11:31 AM
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I'd say QH, but you never know!
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post #10 of 20 Old 10-14-2011, 11:44 AM
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I'll guess old style Quarter Horse, like Clabber. What a tank! I like him.

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